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Ken Jennings talks 'Maphead' at King's English

Published April 16, 2012 2:48 pm

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Former Utahn Ken Jennings' brain isn't just stuffed with knowledge and trivia — which explains his record run on "Jeopardy!" in 2004 — but also an inquisitive one, which led to his latest book, Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks.

Jennings will appear Tuesday, April 17, at The King's English bookstore, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City, to read from and sign copies of Maphead.

The book explores Jennings' lifelong love affair with geography, and why maps have always held fascination for him and many like him. The book takes Jennings from the London Map Fair to the National Geographic Bee, from the Library of Congress to the programmers behind Google Earth.

The reading is free; the book is $15 in paperback.