From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our Way


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$29.95  $27.55
Belknap Press
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5.8 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Michael Bond is a science writer and former Senior Editor at New Scientist. His work has appeared in Nature, Aeon, Discover, the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, and elsewhere. His book The Power of Others: Peer Pressure, Groupthink, and How the People Around Us Shape Everything We Do won the British Psychology Society Science Book of the Year Award.


An important book that reminds us that navigation remains one of our most underappreciated arts.--Tristan Gooley, author of The Natural Navigator
A fascinating excursion into the very nature of exploration. Absorbing stuff, for armchair travelers and rough 'n' tough adventurers alike.--Benedict Allen, explorer and presenter in Expedition Africa, Unbreakable, and Travellers' Century
In the modern world of road signs and GPS, it is easy to ignore our natural navigational instincts. I hope this book will inspire people to explore and experiment with those abilities, for if they do, they will be in for a wonderful surprise.--Robin Knox-Johnston, winner of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race as the first person to sail single-handed and non-stop around the world
A fascinating and engaging look at how we navigate, from the first humans to modern-day hikers zombified by overuse of GPS. Bond has collected in one place many of the important studies on wayfinding, with riveting anecdotes of real situations where life or death hangs in the balance.--John Huth, author of The Lost Art of Finding Our Way
Fascinating...He explains why people don't get lost more often, how brains makes 'cognitive maps, ' and how an 'understanding of the world around us affects our psychology and behavior.'...Adventure-loving readers will be richly rewarded.--Publishers Weekly (01/16/2020)