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

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

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.

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

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  • Sheri

    I enjoyed learning the answers to many of the minor and diverse questions Ive had over the years. I may not especially need to know this information, but its stuff Ive at least briefly wondered about ...

  • MissBecka

    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 ...

  • Jodi

    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 h...

  • Lauren Stoolfire

    I lobe books with maps and Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds is a book that's completely filled with maps. It's all about the maps. I enjoyed every second of pouring over them. Now if only they were bi...

  • Kitty Verduin

    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 succ...

  • Brittany Peterson

    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...

  • Alicia Bayer

    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), the...

  • Kevidently

    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 colorblin...

  • Kate

    This book was pretty great, but what made it even greater was how, about 1/3 of the way though, my son sat down next to me and we read the rest of the book together, talking about each map....

  • Chris

    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 ...