A beautiful life is reading a book at a place you love spending time at. I found it is very relaxing to read my recent favorite book at my balcony with sunshine and little plants surrounded. I recommend this book, “Theater of The World”, it tells you the history of the whole world through maps. This book is a nice gift for all people who loves reading and learning knowledges about the world.
“…Sumptuously produced with lots of full-color images… a kind of potted treasury of cartographical history that gleams with piece-of-eight-like snippets of information… this is an enthralling book, and joins the likes of Simon Garfield’s On the Map and Jerry Brotton’s A History of the World in Twelve Maps in the field of popular reaffirmations of the ingenuity of geography.”
– Travis Elborough, Spectator
THEATER OF THE WORLD (Little, Brown; 12/4; $35, 978-0-316-45076-8), by Thomas Reinertsen Berg, is a stunningly illustrated four-color history of mapmaking across centuries. This must-read for history buffs and armchair travelers offers an expert representation of the world through time, telling a new story about our history and the people who made it.
Thomas Reinertsen Berg takes us all the way from the mysterious symbols of the Stone Age to Google Earth, exploring how our ability to envision the world developed hand in hand with global exploration.
Along the way, readers will meet an exciting cast of visionary geographers, heroic explorers, and other previously unknown champions of the mapmaking world, ancient and modern. And 55 four-color illustrations tell a fascinating visual story that allows us to witness the extraordinary breadth of this history with our own eyes.
THEATER OF THE WORLD’s 55 beautiful four-color illustrations tell a fascinating visual story that allows us to witness the extraordinary breadth of this history with our own eyes, and is the perfect gift for the history buff or armchair traveler in your life.
Travel + Leisure’s December issue includes a gorgeous feature on the book, “Thomas Reinertsen Berg’s THEATER OF THE WORLD: The Maps that Made History is a thorough study of cartography, past and present. But more than that, it’s an exploration of what maps mean and why we’ll never stop trying to document the world arounds us.”
Garden & Gun features THEATER OF THE WORLD in their December reading list, “this beautiful collection of historic maps will resonate with folks prone to wanderlust and those longing for a sense of place. A Norwegian journalist mines the human desire to explore while sharing lush cartography from the Stone Age to the age of exploration to modern satellite imagery.”
This book is definitely a lovely gift for the one who loves knowing about the world, who is enthusiastic about traveling and geographic knowledges. THEATER OF THE WORLD is not only just for reading, but also a book you can put on your bookshelf to store it, keeping it for next generations.
About The Author:
Thomas Reinertsen Berg is a Norwegian journalist and writer. He has written for Morgenbladet, Klassekampen, Dagsavisen, and other papers. Theater of the World, his first book, was honored with the 2017 Brageprisen, an award given annually to Norway’s premier work of nonfiction.