Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Maps - Travel the globe without leaving your living room

We have a variety of 'treat' books in the library and a new crop has just arrived.  One of these lovely things is the book Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski. It is a large book, a book which has lovely feeling pages and it is a book to pour over and explore.  Maps with lots of details, with small drawings alongside the things you normally find in a map like rivers and mountains, but also the things you would find uniquely in the countries you explore. You can find out about the famous people of each country, what the people eat, what they wear and little snippets of history about the places in the maps.

It has the feel of a book you can look at over and over again, and every time you would find new things of interest.  Here is a for instance: Did you know that the world's largest sand dune is called The Great Dune of Pyla and it is on the coast of France near the city of Acquitaine?  Did you know that the coral reef in the Gulf of Aqaba is popular with divers?  Did you know that in South Africa they eat Bunny Chow, It is meat or vegetables with curry sauce in hollowed-out bread?  Lots and lots of little bits of interesting information in one large and fantastic to look at book.

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