Received Thinking?

We’ve a stack of interesting new books on the desk, crying out for reviews. If you are interested to give any of these titles a thorough read and then write a review or commentary please let us know. Several are actually new or recent publications, others like the Denis Wood titles are classics that we have recently added to a small but growing library here at LIVINGMAPS. And if you have recently come across other books, reports and studies, films or pieces of artwork that you think deserve coverage we would be very pleased to hear about them.


Drive: Journeys Through Film, Cities and Landscapes
Iain Borden
Reaktion Books 2013
ISBN: 978-1-78023-026-9


Circle Line: Around London in a Small Boat
Steffan Meyric Hughes
Summersdale Publishers 2012
ISBN: 978-1-84953-293-8

Extreme Europe
Stephen Barber
Reaktion Books 2001
ISBN: 1-86189-091-5

Beginning NFC: Nearfield Communication with Arduino, Android and Phonegap
Igloe, Coleman and Jepson
O-Reilly 2014
ISBN: 978-1-449-37206-4


Building Applications wit iBeacon: Proximity and Location Srevices with Bluetooth Low Energy
Matthew S. Gast
O’Reilly 2014
ISBN: 978-1-491-90457-2


The View from the Train: Cities & Other Landscapes
Patrick Keiller
Verson 2014
ISBN: 978-1-78168-776-5


Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer
Peter Turchi
Trinity University Press 2004
ISBN: 978-1-59534-041-2


Big Data
Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier
John Murray 2013
ISBN: 978-1-84854-792-6


Rethinking the Power of Maps
Denis Wood
The Guilford Press 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59385-366-2

The Power of Maps
Denis Wood
The Guilford Press 1992
ISBN: 0-89862-493-2

Making Maps: A Visual Guide to Map Design for GIS
John Krygier and Denis Wood
The Guilford Press 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60918-166-6

We’re also enjoying the recent issue #3 of the excellent ‘Urban Pamphleteer: Design & Trust’ ISSN: 2052-8647 (print) and 2052-8655 (online) from our friends and colleagues Ben Campkin (UCL Urban Lab) and Rebecca Ross (Central St Martins) which includes short articles and other pieces on issues of security, safety and constraint as strategies in policy, planning, design and adaptation. Urban Pamphleteer back issues #1 (Future & Smart Cities) #2 (Regeneration Realities) are available online at