Author(s): Ian Wright
See the world anew with this unique and beautifully designed infographic atlas.
Which nations have North Korean embassies? What percentage of young people live with their families? Which country lists volleyball as its national sport? How much does it cost to get a pint around the world? And where can you find lions in the wild?
Revelatory, thought-provoking and fun, Brilliant Maps is a unique atlas of culture, history, politics and miscellanea, compiled by the editor of the iconic Brilliant Maps website. As visually arresting as Information is Beautiful and as full of surprising facts and figures as any encyclopaedia, Brilliant Maps is a stunning piece of cartography that maps our curious and varied planet.
For graphic design enthusiasts, compulsive Wikipedia readers and those looking for the sort of gift they buy for someone else and wind up keeping for themselves, this book will change the way you see the world and your place in it.
Ian Wright runs Brilliant Maps, one of the most popular and most-visited cartographic sites on the internet. In addition to being a cartophile, he's also a keen walker. In 2015, he combined these two passions to become the first person to walk all of the new expanded London Tube Map. Originally from Canada, he now lives in the UK