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Wild Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the Natural World (Hardcover)
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The natural world has never been wilder—with 100 fiercely fun, curiously captivating, and amazingly adventurous maps
Which nations have launched animals into space? Where are the world’s cat people? How many humans live in high-risk zones for natural disasters? How far do you have to travel to hug all fifteen of the world’s oldest trees? Where in the world do snakes live—or better yet, where can you avoid them?! Find the thought-provoking answers to these questions and many more in Wild Maps for Curious Minds. This infographic atlas of nature’s most impressive wonders and eye-popping oddities is bursting with discovery (Where’s the most remote place on Earth?), whimsical insight (Which animals have launched into space?), and startling revelations (How much forest have we destroyed?) that will change the way you see the natural world—and that celebrate our planet and the plants and animals with whom we share it.
About the Author
Mike Higgins is a freelance editor and writer with over 20 years’ experience editing features, magazines, and supplements for UK national news media, publishers, and brands like The Independent, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and Lonely Planet.
Illustrator Manuel Bortoletti is an award-winning freelance graphic designer focused on editorial design, infographic illustration, and art direction. He lives in Venice.
Christopher Gary Packham CBE is an English naturalist, nature photographer, television presenter, and author.
“Eye-catching. . . Fans of browsable reference and esoteric knowledge will enjoy this curious atlas.”—Booklist
“Equal parts maps and infographics, this latest in the ‘Maps for Curious Minds’ series visualizes data about the natural world. . . . Bortoletti mapped each with clarity and a visual pop. . . . An informative addition.”—Library Journal
“This book is even better than what has come before it. It brings into focus the vast scope of those two little words ‘natural world.’ Every map in this book is fascinating.”—GeekDad
Praise for the Maps for Curious Minds series
“Maps can tell you far more than where borders and beaches are located. Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds uses creative cartography to highlight assorted facts and figures.”—The Wall Street Journal
“[North American Maps for Curious Minds] is a captivating browse that will unobtrusively enlighten readers and upend things they thought they knew.”—Library Journal
“Information is beautiful and is beautifully arranged in the Maps for Curious Minds books. They’re a testament to the power of discovering facts and figures that you didn’t know you didn’t know.”—GeekDad