Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World
By M.R. O’Connor (Affirm Press)
Journalist M.R O’Connor put down her GPS and embarked on a journey to figure out how humans navigate the world. O’Connor travelled to the Arctic, the Australian bush and the South Pacific to interview environmentalists, anthropologists and master navigators to try to understand the neurological basis of spatial orientation, which has been defined as our natural ability to maintain our body orientation and position. In her captivating narrative, O’Connor makes a point for discovering the world away from screens and reminds us of our capacity – and love – for exploration and storytelling.