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Miles Harvey is an American journalist and author. He is best known for his 2000 book, The Island of Lost Maps, which recounted the strange story of a Floridian named Gilbert Bland, who stole many old and precious maps from various libraries across America.

Harvey graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984 with a B.S. degree in journalism and earned an M.F.A. degree in English from the University of Michigan in 1991. He worked for United Press International, In These Times and Outside on a variety of topics and issues. While at Outside he wrote a 1997 story on Gilbert Bland, which was the origin for The Island of Lost Maps.

Harvey states that he has had a lifelong fascination with maps, which he partially attributes to his father's similar interest. The Island of Lost Maps doesn't just tell the story of Bland's crimes, but also relates much cartographic lore and legend and even includes material on Harvey's own life and family. The various strands of narrative occasionally make the book "unwieldy" in the words of a Publishers Weekly review, and Harvey himself points out on his website that Time called the book "meandering" and Newsweek found it had "no sense of direction." Several reviewers on the book's Amazon.com page echo such criticisms.

But many other reviewers of Harvey's self-described "quirky" book found much to praise. The Sunday Times called the book "skillfully constructed, with repeated shifts of focus and variety of tone, pace and subject." The book became a surprise bestseller. Harvey has also written a number of short stories for The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Sun, Nimrod, and other publications. He currently resides in Chicago and received a 2004 fellowship for fiction from the Illinois Arts Council.

In 2008, Harvey published his second book, Painter in a Savage Land: The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America. This is a non-fiction work that chronicles Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues's adventures with the French expedition to Florida led by Jean Ribault during the sixteenth century.
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Total Books: 63
Painter in a Savage Land The Strange Saga of the First European Artist in North America
Look What Came From Africa
2003 - Look What Came From Africa [Look What Came From...] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531166260
ISBN-10: 0531166260
Genre: Children's Books
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Look What Came From Ireland
2003 - Look What Came From Ireland [Look What Came From...] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531166284
ISBN-10: 0531166287
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Look What Came From Switzerland
2003 - Look What Came From Switzerland [Look What Came From...] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531166307
ISBN-10: 0531166309
Genre: Children's Books
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Gestohlene Welten Eine Kriminalgeschichte der Kartografie
2002 - Gestohlene Welten Eine Kriminalgeschichte Der Kartografie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442730469
ISBN-10: 3442730465
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The Island of Lost Maps  A Story of Cartographic Crime
2002 - The Island of Lost Maps a Story of Cartographic Crime (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780753813157
ISBN-10: 0753813157
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Look What Came from Mexico
2001 - Look What Came From Mexico [Look What Came from] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780613296854
ISBN-10: 0613296850
Genre: Children's Books
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Look What Came from India
2001 - Look What Came From India [Look What Came from] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780808584018
ISBN-10: 0808584014
Genre: Children's Books
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The Island of Lost Maps  A True Story of Cartographic Crime
2001 - The Island of Lost Maps a True Story of Cartographic Crime (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780767908269
ISBN-10: 0767908260
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime
2001 - The Island of Lost Maps a True Story of Cartographic Crime [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780783893891
ISBN-10: 0783893892
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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The Island of Lost Maps A Story of Cartographic Crime
2001 - The Island of Lost Maps a Story of Cartographic Crime (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297842347
ISBN-10: 029784234X
Genres: History, Reference, Science & Math
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The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime
2000 - The Island of Lost Maps a True Story of Cartographic Crime (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375501517
ISBN-10: 0375501517
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Look What Came from France
1999 - Look What Came From France [Look What Came from] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531159644
ISBN-10: 0531159647
Genre: Children's Books
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Look What Came from Japan
1999 - Look What Came From Japan [Look What Came from] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531159668
ISBN-10: 0531159663
Genres: Children's Books, History, Reference
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Look What Came from Russia
1999 - Look What Came From Russia [Look What Came from] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531159675
ISBN-10: 0531159671
Genre: Children's Books
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Look What Came From China
1999 - Look What Came From China (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531159361
ISBN-10: 0531159361
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Look What Came from Egypt
1999 - Look What Came From Egypt [Look What Came from] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531159378
ISBN-10: 053115937X
Genre: Children's Books
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Look What Came from Italy
1999 - Look What Came From Italy [Look What Came from] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780531159385
ISBN-10: 0531159388
Genre: Children's Books
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Look What Came from Egypt
1998 - Look What Came From Egypt [Look What Came from] (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780531114988
ISBN-10: 0531114988
Genre: Children's Books
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Women's Voting Rights
1998 - Women's Voting Rights [Cornerstones of Freedom] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780516262888
ISBN-10: 0516262882
Genre: Children's Books
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1996 - Italy [Games People Play] (Other)Paperback
Presidential Elections
1996 - Presidential Elections [Cornerstones of Freedom Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780516466293
ISBN-10: 0516466291
Genre: Children's Books
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1995 - Juan Gonzalez Home Run Hero [Baseball, the Texas Rangers] (Paperback)
1995 - The Fall of the Soviet Union [Cornerstones of Freedom] (Paperback)
1995 - Juan Gonzalez Home-run Hero [Sports Stars] (Other)Paperback
1995 - Hakeem Olajuwon the Dream [Sports Stars] (Paperback)
1993 - Sports Stars [Sports Stars] (Other)