Even More Book Reviews

Book cover: The Map as Art (thumbnail) The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reviews Colin Ellard’s book on how people (and animals) navigate, You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon, but Get Lost in the Mall (in Canada, it has been published as Where Am I?).

Meanwhile, Bookslut’s Colleen Mondor reviews two map-related books at once: Reif Larsen’s much-ballyhooed novel, The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet, which she considers a young adult title thanks to the precocious 12-year-old title character; and Katherine Harmon’s new collection of 360 pieces of map-related art, The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography.

Readers may recognize Harmon from her 2004 collection, You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination. (It’s confusing to refer to two books sharing the title You Are Here in the same post.)

Previously: Colin Ellard’s Book on the Psychology of Navigation.