“Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings presented a history of cartography and examined the ways that maps are used today. The author profiled many devotees of the field, from programmers at Google Earth to librarians at the Library of Congress and participants in the National Geographic Bee. Ken Jennings responded to questions from members of the audience at Eliot Bay Book Company in Seattle as well as giving them a geography quizz. close
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