All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey - Betsy Mason & Greg Miller


Created for map lovers by map lovers, this rich book explores the intriguing stories behind maps across history and illuminates how the art of cartography thrives today.

In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National Geographic cartography blog "All Over the Map"--explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, curators, historians, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps.

This diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as the schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones. If your brain craves maps--and Mason and Miller would say it does, whether you know it or not--this eye-opening visual feast will inspire and delight.

BETSY MASON is an award-winning science journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area and co-author (with Greg Miller) of the National Geographic blog "All Over the Map." She was a 2015-2016 MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellow. Previously she was the online science editor for Wired and the science reporter for the Contra Costa Times. Before becoming a journalist, Mason earned a master's degree in geology at Stanford University.
Betsy on Twitter, @betsymason

GREG MILLER is a science and tech journalist based in Portland, Oregon. Previously he was a senior writer at Wired and a staff writer at Science, where he won several honors. Miller earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience at Stanford University. He has appeared on public radio's Science Friday to discuss maps and has given talks on a wide variety of cartography-related topics.
Greg on Twitter, @dosmonos

This is an amazing book! I love maps! I have always loved maps. When I was a teen I wanted to wall paper my room with maps. To this day I am fascinated with maps.This is such a fascinating book! I could sit here and look at it for hours. We owned a cabin in the Adirondacks, had it for years (Just sold it this past year). We went up there almost every weekend. This is the kind of book I would have loved to take with me for the weekend. I would have just sat by the fire and looked at this while my husband and daughter went snowmobiling. This would have kept me entertained!

It is a beautiful, oversized, hard cover book with wonderful pictures on every page.

There is information in here that even surprised a map lover like me. Maps of cities, mountains, oceans, industry, farming, tourist flow, war destruction, wind, and planets - and that is just to touch on a few. The content of this book is really amazing! I can't think of anybody who would not enjoy this one. Great Christmas gift idea for those who are hard to buy for.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours Thank You!!

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  1. I love how maps really help make sense of things. For example, tourist flow! What a fascinating thing to map out. I would love to see the various maps in here.

    Thank you for being on the tour!