Venue/Location: Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing, 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Phone: 503-228-4651
Date: Monday, April 23, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Ken Jennings Books Signing for Maphead
Admission: Free to the public
It should come as no surprise that, as a child, legendary Jeopardy! contestant and geography savant Ken Jennings slept with a Hammond World Atlas under his pillow.
In Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Scribner), Jennings shares his youthful fascination with maps, taking readers on a world tour of "geogeeks," from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. If you're an inveterate map lover yourself — or even if you're cartographically clueless — let Jennings be your guide to the strange world of "mapheads."