Popularizing Geography, September 29, 2014
Crossroads is terrific. It reminded me of something a friend once told me. He suggested that, in a world where (it seemed like) everything had been sufficiently theorized, the big task was now to popularize the theories of respective fields. I think that’s what Croosroads does. It does a great job making geography popular. It would be especially helpful to students about to embark on an around-the-world voyage, or a trip not too far out their back doors.
From my particular vantage point, I most enjoyed the narrative material embedded in the book. Lots of memorable travel stories that teach short lessons about appreciating our world.