Are you a mapaholic? Do you just love to scrutinize maps? If so, I've got the book for you.
In 2018, Alastair Bonnett released New Views: The World Mapped Like Never Before: 50 maps of our physical, cultural and political world.
I adore maps and I soaked up all 50 maps.
It's not available as an ebook, which is fine since the colorful book is designed to be flipped through, touched, and examined.
You can see a few sample maps on the book's Amazon page.
My 14 favorite maps from New Views
Let's look at my 14 favorite maps in the book.
Definitely, my favorite overall is the Pangea Ultima map. The name is terrible. It implies that it's ultimate and final resting places of the continents. It's not. They will continue to move for at least another billion years. Still, it's interesting to see where we're headed. We're going to rejoin the continents again! Drive to see your friends.
Africa has 1.3 billion people but few planes.
Where the ant species are
The darker areas are more remote and distant from cities
Where the bird diversity is
Africa has few power lines
Where the fat asses are
The baby factories
Where the happy people are
Language diversity map
If you're in the east DR Congo, watch your head!
Some places are getting wetter. Some are getting drier.
If you like these 14 maps, support Alastair Bonnett's great new book by buying a hardcover.