The Resource Wayfinding

Wayfinding

Label
Wayfinding
Title
Wayfinding
Statement of responsibility
Michael Bond
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Wayfinding
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how we find -- and lose -- our way
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction, take shortcuts along paths we have never used and remember for many years places we have visited only once. These are remarkable achievements. In Wayfinding, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the ‘cognitive maps’ that keep us orientated, even in places that we don’t know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour. The way we think about physical space has been crucial to our evolution: the ability to navigate over large distances in prehistoric times gave Homo sapiens an advantage over the rest of the human family. Children are instinctive explorers, developing a spatial understanding as they roam. And yet today few of us make use of the wayfaring skills that we inherited from our peripatetic ancestors. Most of us have little idea what we may be losing. Bond seeks an answer to the question of why some of us are so much better at finding our way than others. He also tackles the controversial subject of sex differences in navigation, and finally tries to understand why being lost can be such a devastating psychological experience. For readers of writers as different as Robert Macfarlane and Oliver Sacks, Wayfinding is a book that can change our sense of ourselves
Summary
A fascinating investigation of our ability to navigate: from the earliest humans, to cutting-edge spatial neuroscience, and the increasing loss, in today's world, of our ability to find our way
Writing style
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10843943
Cataloging source
SALS
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Bond, Michael
Dewey number
304.23
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Science & Technology
Target audience
adult
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the art and science of finding and losing our way
Label
Wayfinding
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BORROWBOX:MAC_748791
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760980450
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Wayfinding
Control code
BORROWBOX:MAC_748791
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760980450
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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