SCRIBNER BOOKS CO: August 2012
It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy
legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. Maphead
recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere.
Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highp... View More...