The way we think about physical space has been crucial to our evolution: the ability to navigate over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage over the rest of the human family. Most of us are still able to find our way around an increasingly complex physical world, maintaining a sense of direction in unfamiliar locations and taking shortcuts along paths we have never used. In Wayfinding, Michael Bond explores how our brains make the ‘cognitive maps’ that keep us orientated, even in places that we don’t know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour.
Tracking the journey of the ideas of Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy through seven cities and over a thousand years from sixth century Alexandria to the printing presses of Venice, this is a vivid and evocative work of history with a wonderful cast of characters. Hardback,...
This brilliant notebook is also a passport to our satellite, with maps and a detailed passport information page. 64 lined page notebook with a card cover.Measures 12.5 x 9cm.
This eye-opening and stunningly illustrated book uses maps to show how geography shapes the history of the world - from the way that choices of world leaders are influenced by mountains and rivers, to why geography means that history is always repeating itself. An abridged...
Puzzle your way around Britain with hundreds of puzzles, conundrums, brainteasers, anagrams, code-breakers and navigational tests. Based on forty regional maps, and with four levels of difficulty so that all the family can play along, this is a celebration of Britain's diversity, history and landscapes....