About space and time
In the 208 pages of this seventh volume we will be questioning the notions of space and time, of near and far and will be exploring the most emblematic medium we dispose of to measure the relation between those: geographical maps.
What is proximity and what is distance? Does the hike arising from the back of my garden worth less than the one located 2,000 miles away? How to deal with notions such as travel and exploration in a world where everything is at hand?
From Greenland to Antarctica to the desert plains of Mongolia, we will travel the world in search of answers to these questions and will address topics as diverse as the decline of distances in our technological era, the influence of maps in literature or the discovery of our internal clock.
Through this volume you will :
- Meet the author and traveler Sylvain Tesson
- Be alone in Antarctica
- Travel along the pan-american highway
- Run through the mountains of Corsica
…and much more !