Category Archives: Maps

Listen to the Forests

A site called Sounds of the Forest is collecting sounds from forests and woodland areas around the world and presenting them on a world map.They are collecting the sounds of woodlands and forests from all around the world, building a soundmap … Continue reading

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Books and Maps

A big thanks to TBTP follower Maria W. for sending me the link to the wonderful video below from the British Library Learning series on Vimeo. What could be better than antiquarian books and maps together.

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Magical Mystery Tour

Vanity Fair magazine commissioned the marvelous video below guaranteed to warm the heart of any Beatles fan. It’s a 12 minute tour around the world using Google Maps, highlighting locations mentioned in the Beatles lyrics, from Liverpool to the Black … Continue reading

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Have you or a loved one been affected by persuasive cartography

Although I am one of those odd people who actually took geography courses at university, Persuasive Cartography is a term I only recently encountered. It usually refers to propaganda art that uses cartography to make a point. An amazing collection … Continue reading

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Read Your Way Across The U.S.

According to Good Reads this map offers the most popular book in each U.S. state.

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Happy Birthday George

Happy birthday, George Washington! To celebrate  the actual anniversary, check out this Atlas created in 1932 by the United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission. It is a collection of 85 maps that are associated with Washington including many maps he … Continue reading

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Regrets, I’ve had a few

Here at TBTP World Headquarters we spend way too much time reminiscing about books bought, sold, and collected over the years. This inevitably leads to uncomfortable regrets about the items passed over at book sales, sold below the actual value, … Continue reading

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Street Smart

Andrei Kashcha’s City Roads tool will draw you a map of just the roads in any city around the world. Beware map geeks: Down the rabbit hole.  

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Not Available in Paperback

The Louisiana State University Special Collections Library has recently announced an exciting new acquisition. This is a rare copy of Hartmann Schedel’s The Nuremberg Chronicle, printed in 1493 in Germany, in the city that gives the work its name. This incunabula represents one of … Continue reading

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Which Side Are You On

I recently spent three weeks in New Zealand driving on the “wrong” side of the road. Needless to say, it was sometimes a challenge, especially in cities like Wellington and Auckland. As the map above shows, in most countries, people … Continue reading

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