Friday, October 24, 2008

Mapping the Story of the United States

I am so very fortunate and grateful to have been recently given a copy of the Census Atlas of the United States. It's a marvelous book for those of us who, as I read in a comment made recently by Anne Chung, "read maps like novels."

Full of vibrantly colored graphics, this atlas tells the stories of America through all those details that make up our lives: ancestry, language, occupation, and so forth.

I have poured over this book for hours, and probably will for a long time to come. Beautiful, absorbing, and meticulously assembled, it's a treasure for map lovers and fact lovers.

If you'd like your own copy, you can purchase the atlas here or you can download it in PDF format for free here.

Fascinating stories and a fascinating book.


annechung said...

Thanks, radiogirl, for quoting me. I didn't know there are actually maps enthusiasts in the world. When someone talks to me about any place in the world, I already have in my mind where it is. It's frustrating to talk to people and they have no clue as to the placement of the place on the map.

Crashdummie said...

sure seems to be an amazing book. Maps are often underestimated.

bonnie said...

i love that book.
maps have been all over my walls
since i was 8~
i hung the walt disney world park map above my desk so i would know where to go 1st.