Older Book Reviews

These book reviews were posted on The Map Room during its earlier incarnation (2003-2011) or on my  my personal blog during The Map Room’s hiatus (2011-2015).

  1. Atlas of Cursed Places by Olivier Le Carrer (11 October 2015)
  2. Unruly Places (Off the Map) by Alistair Bonnett (17 February 2015)
  3. The Map Thief by Michael Blanding (29 May 2014)
  4. A History of the World in Twelve Maps by Jeremy Brotton (29 December 2013)
  5. The Mapmaker’s War by Ronlyn Domingue (1 July 2013)
  6. Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps by Chet Van Duzer (18 June 2013)
  7. Here Be Dragons: Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings by Stefan Ekman (9 June 2013)
  8. The Art of the Map: An Illustrated History of Map Elements and Embellishments by Dennis Reinhartz (28 May 2013)
  9. On the Map by Simon Garfield (15 January 2013)
  10. Map of a Nation: A Biography of the Ordnance Survey by Rachel Hewitt (23 May 2012)
  11. Atlas of the Galilean Satellites by Paul Schenk (5 March 2012)
  12. Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking by Jill K. Berry (10 December 2011)
  13. Historical Atlas of Washington and Oregon by Derek Hayes (27 November 2011)
  14. Maphead by Ken Jennings (16 November 2011)
  15. OpenStreetMap: Using and Enhancing the Free Map of the World by Frederik Ramm, Jochen Topf and Steve Chilton (1 June 2011)
  16. Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas by Rebecca Solnit (28 April 2011)
  17. In Maps and Legends by Michael Jasper and Niki Smith (15 February 2011)
  18. National Geographic Atlas of the World, Ninth Edition (22 November 2010)
  19. From Here to There: A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association by Kris Harzinski (26 October 2010)
  20. The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization’s Rough Landscape by Harm de Blij (16 March 2010)
  21. The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name by Toby Lester (7 December 2009)
  22. Paris Underground: The Maps, Stations, and Design of the Métro by Mark Ovenden (24 November 2009)
  23. Map Addict: A Tale of Obsession, Fudge and the Ordnance Survey by Mike Parker (7 October 2009)
  24. Sky and Telescope’s Pocket Sky Atlas by Roger W. Sinnott and The Cambridge Star Atlas, Third Edition by Wil Tirion (20 February 2009)
  25. Cartography Design Annual #1 edited by Nick Springer (15 September 2008)
  26. Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection by Mark Monmonier (22 July 2008)
  27. Lost States: Real Quests for American Statehood by Michael J. Trinklein (15 July 2008)
  28. Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden (5 March 2008)
  29. Canada Back Road Atlas (15 February 2008)
  30. Longitude by Dava Sobel (22 January 2008)
  31. Our Dumb World: Atlas of the Planet Earth by The Onion (14 January 2008)
  32. The Geist Atlas of Canada: Meat Maps and Other Strange Cartographies by Melissa Edwards (20 November 2006)
  33. From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim and Inflame by Mark Monmonier (26 July 2006)
  34. Seeing Through Maps by Denis Wood, Ward L. Kaiser and Bob Abramms (25 July 2006)
  35. How to Lie with Maps (Second Edition) by Mark Monmonier (29 May 2006)
  36. Walking with Your Ancestors: A Genealogist’s Guide to Using Maps and Geography by Melinda Kashuba (8 May 2006)
  37. Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS by John Krygier and Denis Wood (29 March 2006)
  38. GPS Mapping: Make Your Own Maps by Rich Owings (10 February 2006)