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A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought-provoking to flat-out fun
Publisher's note: Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds was published in the UK under the title Brilliant Maps.
Which countries don’t have rivers? Which ones have North Korean embassies? Who drives on the “wrong” side of the road? How many national economies are bigger than California’s? And where can you still find lions in the wild? You’ll learn answers to these questions and many more in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds. This one-of-a-kind atlas is packed with eye-opening analysis (Which nations have had female leaders?), whimsical insight (Where can’t you find a McDonald’s?), and surprising connections that illuminate the contours of culture, history, and politics.
Each of these 100 maps will change the way you see the world—and your place in it.
About the Author
Ian Wright runs Brilliant Maps, one of the most popular cartographic sites on the internet. In addition to being a cartophile, he’s also a keen walker. In 2015, he combined these two passions to become the first person to walk all of the newly expanded London Tube map. Originally from Canada, he now lives in the UK.
2019 Foreword INDIES Finalist
Outstanding Works of Literature (O.W.L.) Award Shortlist Winner—Gift & Special Interest, 2019
A Junior Library Guild Selection
“Maps can tell you far more than where borders and beaches are located. Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds uses creative cartography to highlight assorted facts and figures.”—The Wall Street Journal
“Fascinating maps that show the world as you’ve never seen it.”—The Telegraph
“Grouped into broad categories (culture and customs, history, nature, etc.), these maps cover topics serious and less so . . . Whether browsing or looking for report inspiration, this visual, trivia-filled offering will get teens thinking outside the box.”—Booklist
“Become enthralled by this one-of-a-kind atlas of 100 full-color, infographic maps. Each one reveals something about the world you’ve never considered before.”—The Hardwick Gazette