We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Strange Maps by Frank Jacobs

Spanning many centuries, all continents, and the realms of outer space and the imagination, this collection of 138 unique graphics combines beautiful full-color illustrations with quirky statistics and smart social commentary. The result is a distinctive illustrated guide to the world. Categories of cartographic curiosities include- Literary Creations, featuring a map of Thomas More's Utopia and the world of George Orwell's 1984

Cartographic Misconceptions, such as a lavish seventeenthcentury map depicting California as an island
Political Parody, containing the 'Jesusland map' and other humorous takes on voter profiles
Whatchamacallit, including a map of the area codes for regions where the rapper Ludacris sings about having 'hoes'
Obscure Proposals, capturing Thomas Jefferson's vision for dividing the Northwest Territory into ten states with names such as Polypotamia and Assenisipia
Fantastic Maps, with a depiction of what the globe might look like if the sea and land were inverted

The Strange Maps blog has been named by GeekDad Blog on Wired.com 'one of the more unusual and unique sites seen on the Web that doesn't sell anything or promote an agenda' and it's currently ranked #423 on Technorati's Top 500 Blogs.

Brimming with trivia, deadpan humor, and idiosyncratic lore, Strange Maps is a fascinating tour of all things weird and wonderful in the world of cartography.

Buy Strange Maps by Frank Jacobs from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780142005255
ISBN-10: 0142005258
Format: Paperback / softback
(241mm x 279mm x mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Viking
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Strange Maps by Frank Jacobs

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Strange Maps book by Frank Jacobs and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Frank Jacobs

Frank Jacobs loves maps but finds most atlases too predictable. He collects and comments on all kinds of cartographic curiosa. A journalist and writer, he hosts the blog Strange Maps. He lives in London.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.