There is more to knowing about countries than just locations and cities. What about export/imports, how they compare size-wise, are there McDonald’s everywhere? Most maps don’t supply this information, but you can find this information and a lot more in Brilliant Maps For Curious Minds.
I like reading bits of trivia, so it didn’t take long for this book to catch my attention. Ian Wright compiled fact about the countries that, while not what you generally hear, is fun to know. There are many things that can be useful, but it is all informative.
Each map is colorful and easy to read. They are arranged into topics, and the table of contents gives you an overview of what is in each topic. The book appeals to a wide audience, as students can use it as part of class research, trivia buffs can use it to add to their knowledge, and nearly everyone can use it to learn more about the world we live in.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.