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The Resource From here to there : the art and science of finding and losing our way, Michael Bond

From here to there : the art and science of finding and losing our way, Michael Bond

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From here to there : the art and science of finding and losing our way
Title
From here to there
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the art and science of finding and losing our way
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bond
Title variation
Wayfinding
Title variation remainder
how we find -- and lose -- our way
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Language
eng
Summary
"How is it that we can walk unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction? Come up with shortcuts on the fly, in places we've never traveled? The answer is the complex mental map in our brains. This feature of our cognition is easily taken for granted, but it's also critical to our species's evolutionary success. In From Here to There Michael Bond tells stories of the lost and found-Polynesian sailors, orienteering champions, early aviators-and surveys the science of human navigation. Navigation skills are deeply embedded in our biology. The ability to find our way over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage, allowing us to explore the farthest regions of the planet. Wayfinding also shaped vital cognitive functions outside the realm of navigation, including abstract thinking, imagination, and memory. Bond brings a reporter's curiosity and nose for narrative to the latest research from psychologists, neuroscientists, animal behaviorists, and anthropologists. He also turns to the people who design and expertly maneuver the world we navigate: search-and-rescue volunteers, cartographers, ordnance mappers, urban planners, and more. The result is a global expedition that furthers our understanding of human orienting in the natural and built environments"--
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10843943
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Bond, Michael Shaw
Dewey number
304.23
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Geographical perception
  • Orientation (Psychology)
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the art and science of finding and losing our way
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From here to there : the art and science of finding and losing our way, Michael Bond
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-270) and index
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text
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Contents
The first wayfinders -- Right to roam -- Maps in the mind -- Thinking space -- From A to B and back again -- You go your way, I'll go mine -- Natural navigators -- The psychology of lost -- City sense -- Am I here? -- Epilogue: The end of the road
Control code
on1122799810
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
x, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674244573
Lccn
2019050667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122799810
Label
From here to there : the art and science of finding and losing our way, Michael Bond
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first wayfinders -- Right to roam -- Maps in the mind -- Thinking space -- From A to B and back again -- You go your way, I'll go mine -- Natural navigators -- The psychology of lost -- City sense -- Am I here? -- Epilogue: The end of the road
Control code
on1122799810
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Harvard University Press edition.
Extent
x, 288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674244573
Lccn
2019050667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1122799810

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