About "A New Map of Wonders"
A New Map of Wonders is a book about wonder, and things that make the world astonishing.
It was published by Granta (UK) and Chicago University Press (US) in 2017.
A list of talks and events can be found here.
Advance praise for the book is here. Links to reviews are here.
A play list of some of the music featured in the book can be found here.
A Chinese edition of A New Map of Wonders will be published by CITIC Press Corporation, a French edition by Les Belles Lettres, a German edition by Matthis & Seitz, a Spanish edition by Ático de los Libros and a Polish edition by Marginesy.
For more on The Book of Barely Imagined Beings go here. For a few other things I have written see here.
Image from a 1403 manuscript of Le Livre des Merveilles by John Mandeville. This is thought to be the first depiction of the use of compass on board a ship. Wikimedia