Book 22; Continent: Asia, Europe

Mr. Selden’s Map of China by Timothy Brook 182 pages (174 pages without the epilogue, which is worth reading) Contemplate a more interesting fusion of East and West than that plate of noodles from the mall food court. I admit, I picked this book because it was short. By mid-November, I had already consigned two […]

Book 12; Continent: Europe

Longitude by Dava Sobel 180 pages (5 pages of Acknowledgments, etc.) Consider this quick read the next time you fly east or west from your hometown Latitude and longitude, the lines on a Mercator projection map, have differing histories. On the globe, latitude makes rings that get progressively smaller from the equator as one moves […]