Posts Tagged ‘maps’
World War II Map by Map
If you’ve been hanging around here on the Margins for a while, you know I have a weakness for reference books. These days I try to exercise some self-control when it comes to adding a volume or three to my hoard.* The bookshelf dedicated to references books is close to full** and every book added…
Here There Be –Sea Monsters?
My Own True Love and I are in countdown mode for a trip to Iceland. You can expect future posts to be full of Vikings and other things Nordic. Here’s a little something to get us all in the mood: In 1539, Swedish mapmaker Olaus Magnus produced what was then the most detailed map of…
History of the World in 12 Maps
This post is about a book, a book review, and the discussion that the review sparked. As I’ve mentioned before, I review books for Shelf Awareness for Readers. Mostly history, a little reference–and the occasional cookbook because writer does not live by history alone. Some of the books I receive for review are on subjects…