Mapping The World

Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233004396
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Tells the story of the philosophers, travellers, artists, and scientists who contributed to the history of cartography, from prehistoric cave paintings to NASA Landsat maps in the twenty-first century.

Mapping The World

Author: Ralph E. Ehrenberg
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
Size: 47.62 MB
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With more than one hundred maps and other illustrations and an introduction and commentary by Ralph E. Ehrenberg, former Chief of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, this book tells a fascinating story of geographic ...

The Island Of Lost Maps

Author: Miles Harvey
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 030776656X
Size: 74.28 MB
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The Island of Lost Maps tells the story of a curious crime spree: the theft of scores of valuable centuries-old maps from some of the most prominent research libraries in the United States and Canada.

Maps Of The Imagination

Author: Peter Turchi
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595340947
Size: 10.72 MB
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In Maps of the Imagination, Peter Turchi posits the idea that maps help people understand where they are in the world in the same way that literature, whether realistic or experimental, attempts to explain human realities.

Maps And Civilization

Author: Norman J. W. Thrower
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226799759
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Introduction: Maps of Preliterate Peoples As a branch of human endeavor,
cartography has a long and interesting history that well reflects the state of
cultural activity, as well as the perception of the world, in different periods. Early
maps from great ... Of course, within the compass of a small work it is possible to
give only selected examples of various types of maps, but this selection includes
a number of landmark maps in the story of cartography. It seemed better to deal
with a limited ...

Mapping Our World

Author: Peter Barber
Publisher: National Library of Australia
ISBN: 0642278091
Size: 24.61 MB
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Maps are perhaps the most intriguing and revealing of visual documents. Their
presence is felt from the first experience of a school atlas or globe to Google
maps of our backyards and streets. The form and content of maps have changed
markedly over the centuries, and Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia
takes as one of its starting points this fascinating story of transformation: the
development of cartography since the first speculative maps emerged from the
ancient world ...

21st Century Geography

Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141297464X
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essentially, create a narrative; they tell a story based on vital spatial information.
Cartography: A Critical Subdiscipline of Geography Maps and people who have
made them have existed as long as humans have needed to efficiently and
effectively communicate spatial information. The origins of the word ... The third
section examines cartography's place in modern society and explores the
different possibilities of future cartographies in the world in the 21st century. The
chapter ...

100 Maps

Author: John Owen Edward Clark
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 1402728859
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Presents a chronological overview of the history of cartography, from the earliest maps of prehistory to the engraved maps of the seventeenth century and beyond. Includes illustrations.

Mapping The Cold War

Author: Timothy Barney
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618559
Size: 56.18 MB
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the visual, material ways in which we vie for control over the right to envision and
chart that space matter as well. the implications of mapping the cold war The
story of cartography in the second half of the twentieth century is a microcosm of
the narrative of the Cold War itself: the drive to incorporate and devise better and
clearer perceptions of the world, the development of technologies that
encompass more facts and wider spaces, the negativity of containment placed
against the ideal ...