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The Island of Lost Maps by Miles Harvey
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Oct 21, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from October 21 to 25, 2010

Instead of the title "the Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime" this book would have been more accurately titled "The Story of Maps: Plotting, Thieves, Discoveries, The Unknown, and Anything Else I Can Possibly Think Of."

The purported core of the story, a map thief named Bland, remains a mystery and so the author, in an attempt not to waste 10 years of research, throws everything and anything into the pot. The result is not that palatable and often quite boring.
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