One of my favorite web magazines posted a list of “must reads” for mapping (and non-mapping) people.  “How to Lie With Maps”,  “From Here to There”, “Maphead” and “On the Map“, by Simon Garfeild (not mentioned in the article) are at the top of my list.









“How to Lie with Maps” was one of the first books on maps I was exposed to. Coupled with the book “Influence: Science and Practice” by Robert B. Cialdni, one could create some good visually appealing marketing campaigns.

“From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association”  by Kris Harzinski. Before computers and to this current day, its sometimes its easier to draw a map on your hand or a napkin. Well the website has a collection of these grassroot maps and the author has taking these and put in a well illustrated book.

“MapHead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks”  by Ken Jennings. Thanks to the NPR story, “Love Longitude? ‘Maphead’ Locates Geography Buffs” (September 21, 2011) and I very long layover at Reagan International I found this book. This book explores how mapping technologies have turned everyone into weekend geographers.

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