Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World

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 A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought-provoking to flat-out fun Publisher's note: Brill...

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Title:Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World
Author:Ian Wright
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1615196250
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World Reviews

  • Lew
    Nov 10, 2019
    I was fascinated with this book and the maps Ian Wright has collected for this book. Who will enjoy this book? Ian Wright says it best in his introduction: "If you love maps, trivia or just learning more about our world, then I think you'll love this book." The folks at Infographic.ly ...
  • Jen
    Dec 27, 2019
    Thought-provoking and fascinating. There are several maps here I am planning on using in my Spanish classroom. ...
  • Joseph Spuckler
    Jul 31, 2019
    Ian Wright presents many interesting looks at our world and culture in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds. Maps are able to convey much more meaning in a smaller space than words. Our minds seem to grasp a map of the world and we recognize Canada, China, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Gre...
  • Rachel
    Dec 20, 2019
    Interesting - lots of trivia on various subjects, presented graphically. It did also get me to ponder questions people ask, and questions people don't. . . ...
  • Brian
    Dec 26, 2019
    Brilliant! ...
  • Marion
    Nov 06, 2019
    I just loved this book! It has fascinating maps that any map nerd would adore. ...
  • Bea Elwood
    Dec 25, 2019
    What a fun way to learn about the world and jump start some discussions and explorations! ...
  • Kristine
    Nov 04, 2019
    Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds by Ian Wright is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in late October. Anthropological world maps, similar to the art I saw from Paula Scher on Netflix?s Abstract series, plus overlays/geographic comparisons, infographics that put myths to rest, sett...
  • DeAnne
    Nov 23, 2019
    I had to stop myself from reading little facts off of every single page to the people in the room with me. ...
  • Robin
    Nov 24, 2019
    Would have been a whole lot better if the book would lay flat, allowing readers to see eastern Europe and the Middle East Would have been a whole lot better if the book would lay flat, allowing readers to see eastern Europe and the Middle East ? ...more ...
  • MissBecka
    Oct 09, 2019
    I enjoyed a lot of what was in this book and found the various demographics fascinating. Learning new things is always fun! I do wish that the maps had been a bit more distinct in the presentation. Many of the pages had 3-4 versions of one colour when several completely different co...
  • Erikka
    Nov 18, 2019
    This is freaking awesome! I'm going to go visit the website to see more of these creative and informative maps. As a former history teacher, I adore a good map. This book aims to please with creative color distributions that illustrate unusual pieces of data beautifully. I know a book ...
  • Jeanjean
    Nov 09, 2019
    Fascinating and thought provoking ...
  • Jeimy
    Nov 05, 2019
    Fascinating and diverse; this book will appeal not just to people who enjoy geography, but also people who enjoy trivia. I am a visual learner and I was riveted by every page. ...
  • Kevidently
    Dec 29, 2019
    As part of my ongoing new interest in geography, I am trying to start learning new things about maps, countries, and the world. The first snag I hit was reading this book: I am unfortunately colorblind, and I did not realize how big a stumbling block that was going to be. The inform...
  • Steve
    Nov 14, 2019
    Eclectic collection of maps I enjoyed this book. Most of the maps were thought-provoking, but some were just fun trivia. I didn?t like the first three maps where European countries were overlaid on areas of the Americas with equal populations and vice versa, and how the North Amer...
  • Ryan Fohl
    Dec 01, 2019
    Picked this up for fun. I had never heard of the website www.brilliantmaps.com. I really liked the maps in the geography and history sections. The maps demonstrating the actual size of Chile and Luxembourg were beautifully done. Most of the maps suffer from the book being printed in a ...
  • Kimberly Tierney
    Oct 07, 2019
    This book is a really interesting and valuable resource. Ian Wright has broken down maps of the world with different informational statistics on each one. These statistics range from women leaders to strongest growing religions. My favorite is the first few maps showing the population ...
  • Jodi
    Aug 07, 2019
    Maps have been a particular fascination of mine ever since I was a small child. It always amazed me to see all the places I could go. One of the highlights of my childhood was getting a librarian to help me look at the "big atlas", whose pages were literally almost as big as my 6-year-...
  • Morris
    Sep 29, 2019
    This is a book filled with different maps featuring a wide range of subjects. Some of them are straight up-fun, but many truly made me reconsider how I'm seeing the world. It's perfect for any connoisseur of trivia and facts. This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided b...
  • H
    Nov 19, 2019
    Did this book live up to its title? Are the maps brillant? They are fun and entertaining-a new way to see the world through the lens of an infographic map. The only complaint-when the map spans both pages some of the world (around the middle of the Atlantic Ocean) is lost in the bindin...
  • Chris
    Dec 30, 2019
    It's an interesting book, showing a number of interesting and surprising map-based statistics like who drives on which side of the road or what countries lost the most people in each world war or how much sunlight does each country get? A lot of good stuff. A pity it wasn't presented a...
  • Queen Cronut
    Sep 18, 2019
    Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds captures the idea of "a picture is worth a million words" through cartography. This book certainly gives the reader new ways to see the world through maps which provide clever commentary and presenting interesting trivia tidbits. Wright incorporates rel...
  • Kitty Verduin
    Aug 05, 2019
    Brilliant maps for curious minds is a book that warms my big nerdy heart. Not only did I enjoy learning new facts about the world, the graphic side of this book is extremely appealing. Ian Wright succeeded in giving me a new perspective on items we tend to take for granted. On top of t...
  • Sheri
    Nov 29, 2019
    I enjoyed learning the answers to many of the minor and diverse questions I?ve had over the years. I may not especially need to know this information, but it?s stuff I?ve at least briefly wondered about -- things like who drives on the opposite side of the road or whether all roa...
  • Brittany Peterson
    Aug 06, 2019
    This book is filled with so many fun and sometimes shocking stats. Although I wish there was more information given for some of the maps I couldn't quite understand, it was still a fun read! I learned things about the world that I hadn't ever considered before. ...
  • Alicia Bayer
    Oct 04, 2019
    This was a fascinating and fun book that exceeded my expectations. While I expected some interesting little infographic types of maps like causes of death by country (none of those, surprisingly), there were so many really interesting maps that I never would have thought to look for. T...
  • Katie Mac
    Nov 15, 2019
    I put this on hold a while back and promptly forgot about it, so it was a nice surprise to see it on the hold shelf yesterday! As someone who loves and appreciates data visualization, this was a real treat. It's one of the rare books I may purchase for myself. (It's a great little ...
  • Olivia L
    Sep 21, 2019
    Brilliant indeed! Within a couple of pages I found myself muttering, "Wow!'?and then again, page after page. This is a very unique and interesting reference book. I fully intend to recommend it to my son's teacher as a possible addition to their curriculum. Thank you to NetGalley,...
  • wildct2003
    Dec 26, 2019
    Interesting ...