Maps, Fictional & Real on the Point!

I had a very fun morning on The Point with Mindy Todd and special guest Chris Polloni, retired information specialist from the U. S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole. Thanks so much for your calls and e-mails. If you missed it, you can listen online!

Chris’s Picks

The Illustrated Longitude by Dava Sobel and William J.H. Andrewes

Infinite Perspective: two thousand years of three dimensional mapmaking by Brian Ambroziak

Maps and Memes: Redrawing Culture, Place and Identity in indigenous Communities by Gwilym Lucas Eades

The Art of Illustrated Maps: a complete guide to creative mapmaking’s history, process and inspiration by John Roman

Children’s books of interest!

Map Mania by Michael A. DiSpezio, Illustrated by Dave Garbot

Mapping the World by Sylvia A. Johnson

Maps! by Andrew Haslam

Jill’s Picks

“The Map” in Complete Poems by Elizabeth Bishop

“Map” by Wisława Szymborska in MAP: collected and last poems

Maps of the Imagination: the writer as cartographer by Peter Turchi

A History of the World in 12 Maps by Jerry Brotton

Maphead: charting the wide, weird world of geography wonks by Ken Jennings

Plotted: a literary atlas by Andrew DeGraff

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places by Alberto Manguel and Gianni Guadalupi

Maps by Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński

Mapping Penny’s World by Loreen Leedy

Listener Picks

The Map Thief by Michael Blanding

The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: a walk through the forest that inspired the Hundred Acre Wood by Kathryn Aalto

“Brief History of an Atlas” a poem by Jeffrey Harrison which appeared in The New Yorker

Places To See Maps!

The Mapparium

At the Boston Public Library: Women in Cartography: five centuries of accomplishments

At Mystic Seaport: Ships, Clocks & Stars: the quest for longitude

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