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Ian Wright is the author of books: A Life in Football: My Autobiography, Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds: 100 New Ways to See the World, Brilliant Maps: An Atlas for Curious Minds, Social Anxiety: Treatment That Works - How To Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder Forever, Simplify Your Life: 29 Techniques For A Simple Life & Blissful Existence, Summers with Seve: My Life as Severiano Ballesteros' Caddy, Wanna Know A Secret?: Backstage In The Swinging 60s, trends issues in canadian social studies, Elementary Social Studies: A Practical Approach to Teaching and Learning (6th Edition), Dynamics of Stillness: Develop Your Senses and Reconnect with Nature through 31 Meditative Practices

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A singular atlas of 100 infographic maps from thought-provoking to flat-out fun

Publisher's note: Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds was published in the UK under the title Brilliant Maps.

Which countries don’t have rivers? Which ones have North Korean embassies? Who drives on the “wrong” side of the road? How many national economies are bigger than California’s? And where can you still find lions in the wild? You’ll learn answers to these questions and many more in Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds. This one-of-a-kind atlas is packed with eye-opening analysis (Which nations have had female leaders?), whimsical insight (Where can’t you find a McDonald’s?), and surprising connections that illuminate the contours of culture, history, and politics.

Each of these 100 maps will change the way you see the world—and your place in it.
Which nations have North Korean embassies? Which region has the highest number of death metal bands per capita? How many countries have bigger economies than California? Who drives on the 'wrong' side of the road? And where can you find lions in the wild? Revelatory, thought-provoking and fun, Brilliant Maps is a unique atlas of culture, history, politics and miscellanea, compiled by the editor of the iconic Brilliant Maps website. As visually arresting as Information is Beautiful and as full of surprising facts and figures as any encyclopaedia, Brilliant Maps is a stunning piece of cartography that maps our curious and varied planet. For graphic design enthusiasts, compulsive Wikipedia readers and those looking for the sort of gift they buy for someone else and wind up keeping for themselves, this book will change the way you see the world and your place in it.
Stop and be still.

This book is the antidote to the information overload of the modern age, helping readers to disengage from chaos and find stillness within. In this practical book, experienced osteopath Ian Wright blends holistic disciplines—including those from Buddhism, Taoism, and Aboriginal traditions—with modern science and fluid dynamics to help readers quiet their minds to self-heal. Through mindfulness and meditation techniques, he guides readers toward a calm, nonreactive “state of neutrality,” while at the same time allowing them to establish a deep connection between their senses and the world.