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.

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/08/map-book-list/

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“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 handmaps.org 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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