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Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings
Apr 25, 2012 • Ken Jennings

Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks

Highlight: “Borders may divide us, but, paradoxically, they’re also the places where we’re nearest to one another.”

“If you never open a map until you’re lost, you’re missing out on all the fun.”

Eratosthenes, the mapmaker who was the first man to accurately measure the size of the Earth, was a librarian.”

“In his book Why Geography Matters, the geographer Harm de Blij argues that the West’s three great challenges of our time—Islamist terrorism, global warming, and the rise of China—are all problems of geography. An informed citizenry has to understand place, not because place is more important than other kinds of knowledge but because it forms the foundation for so much other knowledge.”

Finished reading: April 2012


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