Wayfinding : the art and science of how we find and lose our way.
Publication year: 2021
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: London : Picador, 2021.
ISBN: 9781509841097 (pbk.) : 9.99
Originally published: 2020.
The physical world is infinitely complex, yet most of us are able to find our way around it. We can walk through unfamiliar streets while maintaining a sense of direction, take shortcuts along paths we have never used and remember for many years places we have visited only once. These are remarkable achievements. In this book, Michael Bond explores how we do it: how our brains make the 'cognitive maps' that keep us orientated, even in places that we don't know. He considers how we relate to places, and asks how our understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behaviour.
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352 pages ; 20 cm
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