Provides an illustrated collection of maps covering the continents and major nations of the world, detailing cities, landmarks, and cultural icons for each.
A brief history of mapmaking, a simple explanation of how to read maps and globes, and an introduction to the many different kinds of maps there are.
Mama Panya has just enough money to buy ingredients for a few pancakes, so when her son Adika invites all their friends to join them, she is sure there will not be enough to go around. With facts about Kenya and Kiswahilin (Swahili).
Samurai Seikei and Judge Ooka, his foster-father, seek seven men who have seven maps on their backs in order to locate a cache of dangerous weapons before they fall into the wrong hands.
Imagine that all fantasy novels–the ones featuring dragons, knights, wizards, and magic–are set in the same place. That place is called Fantasyland. The Tough Guide to Fantasyland is your travel guide, a handbook to everything you might find: Evil, the Dark Lord, Stew, Boots (but not Socks), and what passes for Economics and Ecology. Both a hilarious send-up of the cliches of the genre and an indispensable guide for readers and writers of fantasy. This is Diana Wynne Jones at her very best: incisive, funny, and wildly imaginative. This is the edition of The Tough Guide, featuring a new map, an entirely new design, and additional material written for it by Diana Wynne Jones.