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Maphead

Lesley Howarth

Maphead

by Lesley Howarth

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Published by Walker in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published, 1994.

StatementLesley Howarth.
The Physical Object
Pagination160p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15567770M
ISBN 100744536472
OCLC/WorldCa32272444

Get this from a library! MapHead. [Lesley Howarth] -- MapHead is a visitor from the Subtle World that exists side by side with our own. He has come in search of his mortal mother. But for all his dazzling alien powers, can MapHead master the language of.   Maphead Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Book): Jennings, Ken: Baker & TaylorThe Jeopardy! champion and best-selling author of Brainiac traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing lighthearted anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by his fellow map & .

In Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks, Jennings chronicles his lifelong cartographic sprightly, good-natured memoir combines light introspection, rafts of. Maphead Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Book): Jennings, Ken: Ken Jennings, best known for his epic winning streak on Jeopardy! in , returns to the writing world with Maphead, a charming, funny, and of course, informational book about the world of maps and the people who love them. Even if maps are not your thing, Jennings writes about them with such affection and.

MapHead is a visitor from the Subtle World it exists side by side with our own. He is based in a tomato house, the traveller has come to meet his mortal mother for the first time. But with all his dazzling alien powers can MapHead master the language of the human heart?   Each chapter of Maphead offers insight into a different aspect of map lore, from the historical to the hypermodern. Collectors, cartographers, geocachers, fantasy authors, explorers, and geography professors are but some of the many map-connected characters Jennings sought out to include in the book/5(2).


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Maphead is clearly written by an American aimed at Americans, which is a shame because throughout Maphead, Jennings passionately derides US-centricity How the book ties together quite a lot of trivia in a format that allows a smooth transition from one fact to the next/5.

Scribner Books, September Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks is Ken's followup to his best-seller as Brainiac offered a behind-the-scenes look at the little-known demimonde of competitive trivia buffs, Maphead finally gives equal time to that other downtrodden underclass: America's map nerds.

In a world where geography only makes the. Jennings’s book Brainiac, about his Jeopardy. adventures, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, as were his follow-up books Maphead and Because I Said So. He is also the author of Planet Funny.4/4(23). Inhe successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented seventy-four game victory streak worth $ million.

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inreturns to the writing world with Maphead, Free shipping over $ I approached Ken Jennings’ new book, Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks, without expectations. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. In autobiographical chapters he tells of his early interest in maps and considers the type of people who are drawn to maps (pardon the pun).

Jennings spends some time telling the. "MapHead" by Lesley Howarth is an intriguing fantasy. Twelve year old MapHead is conceived of a human mother, who was rescued from death by lightning bolt by his alien father, Powers. Powers has reared MapHead alone, but now they have returned to the English town where MapHead might find his mother/5.

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/5(). Maphead Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Book): Jennings, Ken: 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. "MapHead" with no doubts, is a book filled with comical events. Personally, I think that this amusing book "MapHead" is worth a try reading, for people who like fictional stories filled with a great mix of destination, trust and friendship.

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But the affable Jennings opens with a charming account of his own atlas-obsessed youth and from there all notions of inaccessibility fade as he becomes a playful tour guide through. mapHead I'm a cartographer and a Quaker. I think the two are related, and the common threads seem to be a regular theme here.

but I also think part of it is related to what Atul Gawande referred to in his book and article about the need for checklists in modern medical treatment: in essence, medicine has now gotten complex enough and the. 'Maphead' Locates Geography Buffs Fresh Air Septem • Former Jeopardy. champ Ken Jennings charts what he calls "the wide, weird world of.

MapHead and his father come to earth in order to search for the boy's human mother, Kay, whose memory of the relationship that produced MapHead has been blanked out. Maphead Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Book): Jennings, Ken: It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy!

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