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Best Map Books That You Need

There are countless Map courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

2. The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel (2019)

 Best Map Books That You NeedThis “beguiling” (Seattle Times) and stunning novel begins in the summer of 2011. Nour has just lost her father to cancer, and her mother moves Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. In order to keep her father’s spirit alive as she adjusts to her new home, Nour tells herself their favorite story—the tale of Rawiya, a twelfth-century girl who disguised herself as a boy in order to apprentice herself to a famous mapmaker. But the Syria Nour’s parents knew is changing, and it…
Author(s): Zeyn Joukhadar

3. The Love Map: Reignite, Reconnect and Repair Your Relationship (2019)

 Best Map Books That You NeedIf you aren’t growing together in your relationship, you are likely growing apart. The Love Map: Reignite, Reconnect and Repair Your Relationship, gives couples a blueprint to help you navigate the inevitable ups and downs of love. This book is a practical guide, an engaging story, and a workbook. Unlike many of the psychological relationship books on the market today, The Love Map is a compelling ‘teaching story’. This story follows the marriage of the main characters, Taylor and Jaymie, as they work through ongoing conflicts that have…
Author(s): Jeannie Daly-Gunter MA

4. Maps of Meaning: The Architecture of Belief (1999)

 Best Map Books That You NeedWhy have people from different cultures and eras formulated myths and stories with similar structures? What does this similarity tell us about the mind, morality, and structure of the world itself? From the author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos comes a provocative hypothesis that explores the connection between what modern neuropsychology tells us about the brain and what rituals, myths, and religious stories have long narrated. A cutting-edge work that brings together neuropsychology, cognitive science, and Freudian and Jungian approaches to mythology and narrative, Maps of Meaning presents a rich theory…
Author(s): Jordan B. Peterson

5. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic–and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (2007)

 Best Map Books That You NeedA National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year It’s the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time. In a triumph of…
Author(s): Steven Johnson

6. Maps and Globes (Reading Rainbow Book) (1986)

 Best Map Books That You NeedThis comprehensive look at geography and the environment, Maps and Globes, can take you anywhere—to the top of the tallest mountain on earth or the bottom of the deepest ocean. Maps tell you about the world: where various countries are located, where the jungles and deserts are, even how to find your way around your own hometown. If you take a fancy to any place on earth, you can go there today and still be home in time for dinner. So open a map, spin a globe. The wide world awaits you.Supports the Common Core State Standards…
Author(s): Jack Knowlton, Harriet Barton

7. The Once Upon a Time Map Book: Take a Tour of Six Enchanted Lands (2010)

 Best Map Books That You NeedImagine that fairy tales are real and can be explored in detail with the help of maps. Imagine navigating the mysteries of Aladdin’s kingdom, the dangers of the Giant’s kingdom at the top of Jack’s beanstalk, and the whimsy of Alice’s Wonderland. Imagine a trip through the unique geographical features of Peter Pan’s Neverland, Dorothy’s Land of Oz, and Snow White’s Enchanted Forest. You’ll have expert guides and clear, simple directions. On each map, a compass, quadrants with letters and numbers, and a key with local routes will help you find your way. This beautiful and unique…
Author(s): B.G. Hennessy, Peter Joyce

9. The Map: A Spiritual Guide to Your Soul s Journey (2019)

 Best Map Books That You NeedThe Map was created as a way for you to develop a clearer sense of your path and purpose here in this physical plane. It is a tool for recharging and reorienting yourself to your true focus, and it helps you work through those road blocks that keep you from discovering your maximum potential. The Map makes it easier to navigate your life. It illuminates where you’ve been and where you’re headed. Having a road map laid out in front of you increases your clarity and confidence in your own intuition and allows you to determine your next steps with confidence. This book serves as a guide to help you move forward decisively and…
Author(s): Kristi Johnston, Amy Antonellis, et al.

10. The Expeditioners and the Lost City of Maps (2019)

 Best Map Books That You NeedAs the world teeters on the edge of war, Explorer-in-Training Kit West finishes his spy training and is sent on his first secret mission: a dangerous journey across the Simerian Desert to retrieve a secret map that will allow his government to fend off an invasion. But things are not as they seem and Kit must battle deadly sandstorms, ruthless spies, and government agents to find the map and stay on the trail of his father, the famous Explorer Alexander West. Will Kit have what it takes to find the map and a secret desert city known only in legend? And will he…
Author(s): S S Taylor, Katherine Roy

11. Rand Mcnally Washington D.C. Street Map (Red Cover) (2013)

 Best Map Books That You NeedRand McNally’s folded map for Washington, D.C. is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of District of Columbia, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You’ll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years. Product Description: Regularly updated Full-color maps Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S.,…
Author(s): Rand Mcnally

Best Map Books That You Need

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some map books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Understanding Distillation Using Column Profile Maps

Author(s): Daniel Beneke, Mark Peters, David Glasser, Diane Hildebrandt
ID: 885632, Publisher: Wiley, Year: [2013] ©2013, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure: Secret Diaries, Coded Maps, and the Knights of the Golden Circle

Author(s): Daniel J. Duke
ID: 2387934, Publisher: Destiny Books, Year: 9 July 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub

Home Is Everywhere: The Unbelievably True Story of One Man’s Journey to Map America

Author(s): Charles L. Novak
ID: 2386788, Publisher: Disruption Books, Year: 26 Feb 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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