Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps

Vargic s Miscellany of Curious Maps EXPLORE THE WORLD AS YOU NEVER KNEW IT WITH VARGIC S ASTONISHING MISCELLANY OF CURIOUS MAPS Vargic s Miscellany is a collection of maps and infographics See the world mapped out by stereotypes disc

  • Title: Vargic's Miscellany of Curious Maps
  • Author: Martin Vargic
  • ISBN: 9780718181147
  • Page: 362
  • Format: Hardcover
  • EXPLORE THE WORLD AS YOU NEVER KNEW IT WITH VARGIC S ASTONISHING MISCELLANY OF CURIOUS MAPS.Vargic s Miscellany is a collection of 64 maps and infographics.See the world mapped out by stereotypes discover the Internet in cartographical form marvel at the maps of global technology and culture and explore the world through infographics and statistics.This wonderful and stEXPLORE THE WORLD AS YOU NEVER KNEW IT WITH VARGIC S ASTONISHING MISCELLANY OF CURIOUS MAPS.Vargic s Miscellany is a collection of 64 maps and infographics.See the world mapped out by stereotypes discover the Internet in cartographical form marvel at the maps of global technology and culture and explore the world through infographics and statistics.This wonderful and strange atlas is a treasure trove of interesting, unexpected and bizarre facts a glorious celebration of our big beautiful diverse world.Includes The Map of StereotypesMaps of Internet, YouTube and GamingMaps of Literature, Music and SportThe Map of Separatist Europe51 infographic maps from lighting strikes to sexual partners, heavy metal bands to tractorsAnd many .

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    1. At school, when I first started taking geography and got my first atlas I was impressed with maps, it seems impossible to create maps when you think of it, and when you see the first attempts at drawing them you will understand what I mean: maps are magic!So back in November when I visited home, I found this gem is Virgin Mega Store, I kept flipping through it until I understood that I wasn't looking at a normal atlas! It was a statistic and information from our world written and drawn into maps [...]

    2. This was bought as a Christmas present for my husband but I couldn't resist reading it.It is a beautiful hardback book full of facts and statistics set out in the form of an atlas. The maps themselves are coloured like Olde Worlde style maps.An excellent book to have on your coffee table.

    3. A compilation of thematic maps (showing world train use, beer consumption etc.), amusing, entertaining and sobering overlays (for stereotypes, paranormal activity and disasters respectively), and original map-like word clouds displaying 'the internet' and 'gaming' and 'sports', plus other errata and infills that one could spend hours with a magnifying glass going over. Aside from the obvious diversionary recreational use, this is an invaluable resource for tabletop gamers or genre authors due to [...]

    4. This coffee table book originally came to my attention after seeing a picture of the Map of Literature. It was visually beautiful, creative and fun to look at! I wanted a framed copy, but the only way to get the map was to buy the entire book of maps. Luckily, I love maps! The Map of Literature is just one of several large maps. Others included are the Map of Stereotypes, Video Websites, Internet, Music, Gaming, Disasters, Corporations and Sports. There are many small and mini-maps with subjects [...]

    5. An excellent book for a light read and to give you some "fuel" for thinking. It has all sorts of different facts and very interesting content.I really liked the unfolding maps and I was amazed to find the grand map at the end of the book.Very well made, shows that the author did hard work in the research and creation of it.The only "negative" thing I found about this book, is that in some of the maps, some letters are so tiny that they could not be printed correctly, thus you cannot even read th [...]

    6. This book is pretty disappointing. The mapmaking is pretty (the borders are a little busy for my taste, but ymmv), sure, but that's all it has going for it. The map of stereotypes is a hacky conceit, poorly executed. The other "fantasy maps" like the "map of video games" or "map of corporations" don't seem to be well thought out at all. It's just a bunch of names plopped down on the page, without really any logic. In other words, they do not do what maps should do: show how the different concept [...]

    7. Read April 15, 2016. It bothers me that graphic novels come up in my challenge count, so I'm (belatedly) removing the dates to keep my numbers less bloated.Very cool book with creative and colorful maps. I viewed this more as 3 star material rather than 4 because while the maps are undoubtedly unique and fascinating for those of us nerdy, trivia-loving types, Vargic's labels and color schemes made them surprisingly difficult to interpret.The large maps in the beginning are JAMMED with a tedious [...]

    8. I don't know how they make money on this (hardcover) because the production values are high. It's a big wide coffee table book, although not enormously thick. The maps are all printed in color inside, plus there's a seperate color wall poster that's folded inside what looks like a 9x12 envelope inside the back cover. The poster alone would make a great gift.The maps are a cobbled together gathering of various types of maps. Fully invented: There's the infamous 'Map of the Internet' as well as ve [...]

    9. 4,5 tähteäMmm, tämä kirja on herkkua karttaihmiselle. Olen aina pitänyt kartoista, erityisesti teemakartoista, joten tämä kirja osui ja upposi (tai ehkä ennemmin sai minut uppoamaan jonkinlaiseen karttapöllyyn, jossa unohduin tuntikausiksi tuijottamaan kiilusilmin kaikkia ihania yksityiskohtia). Teos on selkeästi viihteellinen, koska varsinaista asiasisältöä on vähän ja se vähäkin on kirjan heikointa antia. Nippelitietominikartat olisi mielestäni voinut jättää kokonaan pois [...]

    10. Beautiful book, detailed beyond belief. Some of the maps fold out to poster-size yet you still need a magnifying glass to read some of the small details. Vargic gets my admiration and appreciation for the creative work he put into this. I lost myself just browsing and staring at his artwork. My personal favorites - Map of the Internet and Map of Genres. I can't say I always understood what I was looking at - but fans of maps and/or stats will eat this up. In the back of the book are simplified w [...]

    11. A delightful work. Martin Vargic has created a set of maps that tell tales of humankind. And is delightfully quirky!The "Map of Stereotypes." Canada is termed "Maple Syrup" and the United States "Liberty" and South America "Salsa." .Antarctica is labeled "Penguinland"; the ocean nearby is listed as "Penguin Ocean." There is a whimsy to the maps that is delightful to me.Then, the map of sports. Cycling, bungee jumping, skateboarding, weight lifting, professional wrestling, American football, rugb [...]

    12. Not just for geography nerds, this book of maps provides multiple different ways to look at the world. It contains a wealth of information in map form, including topics such as The Map of Stereotypes, The Map of Disasters, maps showing obesity versus fast food availability, or ties between prostitution, slavery, and military service. Americans can benefit from the various views of the world that level the "playing field", making all countries equal while focusing on other trends, statistics, or [...]

    13. Beautiful book, detailed beyond belief. Some of the maps fold out to poster-size yet you still need a magnifying glass to read some of the small details. Vargic gets my admiration and appreciation for the creative work he put into this. I lost myself just browsing and staring at his artwork. My personal favorites - 'Map of the Internet' and 'Map of Genres.' Fans of maps and/or stats will eat this up. In the back of the book are 'simplified' world maps comparing country stats - e.g guns per capit [...]

    14. Curious Maps is my new (and probably only) favorite coffee table book that I am excited show to everyone who walks through my door.As a collector of geographic oddities and atlases, I was immediately drawn to Vargic's unique and intricately drawn maps of literature, sports and pop culture. The maps are beautiful, frame-worthy works of art that I would love to hang in a proper library of my own one day. It is worth paging through and I can't emphasize enough how wonderful it is!

    15. It's a beautiful book, but the original maps at the beginning of the book were not too interesting to me. One of the largest problems was there was just way too much info packed into the tiny spaces; reading it was hard.However, the maps that took data and mapped them on the world were very interesting and the part of the book I most enjoyed perusing.

    16. And I thought I knew what a map looked like! This is creative, colorful craziness. I love The Map of Music, with its Crescendo Ocean, Acoustic Sea, Karaoke Sea and lots more. Wanna know which countries have the highest satisfaction with life? Look at the map. Maps can so beautifully show relationships, and this book is a treasure.

    17. A work of marvelous obsession, this collection of obscure, imaginative and hilarious maps will repay hours of staring at tiny sections of vast surreal archipelagos of human information. What it all means, I have no idea, but thanks to Mr. Vargic for assembling it.

    18. Amazingly detailed and creative maps. I think this dude is basically a teenager from Eastern Europe, adding the the impressiveness of this world study. I am buying it for the hilarious stereotypes map.

    19. Fascinating look at world demographics, translated into graphic maps. There are some humorous takes on how folks perceive foreign regions and curious (and disturbing) maps of where the most obese, or most dangerous drivers, or something else tend to cluster.A good book to browse.

    20. I love maps, always have. This is a fascinating look at the world through a variety of lenses, such as stereotypes, statistics, and societal norms. The explanation of some of the maps' content was needed for clarity, but I thought this was a clever, unique concept.

    21. To call it "read" is an overstatement. I read all of the descriptions, legends, and stats, but the maps are so creative and detailed that I can go back many times and find whole new details that I didn't catch before. A beautiful and fascinating work.

    22. A novel book presenting a range of world statistics in map form. High-quality production. But really just a coffee-table book with a fairly small range of data. Examples are most popular web-sites, suicide rates, drug use, best/most popular books, etc.

    23. Vargic is a genius!I love everything about this book: the concepts, the illustrations, the variety contained within it is a work of art!

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