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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Well written but badly illustrated
on 19 September 2013
The short chapters are engagingly written, tell a good story and are easy to read, but a book about maps cries out for images, and this book is let down by both the size and the quality of the pictures which are far too small and indistinct, often crammed into a corner of the page so that they become unreadable. As others have commented, the printing is further let down by the poor quality paper used. Not only are the maps too small and badly reproduced, there are not enough: whole pages describe important maps without any illustration to show what the author is trying to convey.
I have enjoyed reading this book so gave it three stars, but don't buy it if you need the maps to visualise the story.