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Simon Garfield takes a journey through the story of maps

  • Episode 5

    5/5 Simon Garfield asks if the cliche that women are less good at navigating than men is true.

    First broadcast: 12 Oct 2012

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  • Episode 4

    4/5 Simon Garfield discovers how a map of London helped a Victorian doctor conquer cholera.

    First broadcast: 11 Oct 2012

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  • Episode 3

    3/5 Simon investigates why America was named after a man who got there a year after Columbus.

    First broadcast: 10 Oct 2012

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  • Episode 2

    2/5 After the brilliant theories of Alexandria, the world fell into a cartographic dark age.

    First broadcast: 09 Oct 2012

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  • Episode 1

    1/5 Simon Garfield starts his journey through maps in the Great Library of Alexandria.

    First broadcast: 08 Oct 2012

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Episode 5

5/5 Simon Garfield asks if the cliche that women are less good at navigating than men is true.

Sat 13 Oct 2012 00:30 BBC Radio 4

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