Michael Bond, who won the British Psychology Society Prize 2015 for The Power of Others, is a freelance journalist and former senior editor and reporter at New Scientist.
Fascinating . . . Bond offers stories of phenomenal feats of navigation . . . Ultimately, we are spatial beings and Wayfinding skilfully and at times movingly makes the case for how deeply that is true. * Sunday Times * In this fascinating book about our gift for what Michael Bond calls wayfinding, he makes a compelling case that our ancient abilities to get from A to B aren't just a matter of geography. * New Statesman * Michael Bond's fascinating, incisive account of how the human brain evolved to keep us orientated throws up intriguing questions about how we live today . . . Beautifully written and researched; I hugely enjoyed this book. -- Isabella Tree, author of <i>Wilding</i> To understand anything, we first need to put it in some sort of order. A sense of direction is essential to the development of intelligence. Does this mean our world of automated travel and route-dictating apps is making us stupid? Michael Bond investigates in Wayfinding. * New Scientist * One of the most fascinating books I have read for a long while, not least because of how it opens up so many other subjects. * Scotsman * I hope this book will inspire people to explore and experiment with [their navigational] abilities, for if they do, they will be in for a wonderful surprise. -- Robin Knox-Johnston An excellently researched popular science book which explains how people - including experienced travellers - get lost, and why some individuals have superior navigational skills than others. * Spectator * A fascinating excursion into the very nature of exploration. Absorbing stuff. -- Benedict Allen