All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey
The David Rumsey Map Center will host a talk with Betsy Mason about All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey.
Betsy Mason is an award-winning science journalist who writes about everything from animal behavior to particle physics. She also writes about maps and has co-written a cartography blog at Wired and National Geographic with Greg Miller for five years. Mason and Miller's new book All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey (National Geographic) is a gorgeously illustrated collection of intriguing stories about maps, mapmakers, and cartography. It features more than 200 maps from all over the globe and throughout history, including the original plans for Washington D.C., 19th-century maps of neural circuits, and the elusive schematics for the Death Star. Betsy will share the stories behind several of her favorite maps in the book, including some from the David Rumsey Map Center.