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An edition of On the map (2012)

On the map

a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks

  • 3.00 ·
  • 1 Ratings
  • 9 Want to read
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  • 1 Have read
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Gotham Books
Language
English
Pages
464

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Examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history, and shares engaging cartography stories and map lore.

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New York, N.Y

Table of Contents

For the love of maps : foreword -- by Dava Sobel
Introduction : the map that wrote itself --
What great minds knew --
The men who sold the world --
The world takes shape --
Venice, China and a trip to the moon --
The mystery of Vinland --
Welcome to Amerigo --
What's the good of Mercator? --
The world in a book --
Mapping a cittee (without forder troble) --
Six increasingly coordinated tales of the Ordnance Survey --
The legendary mountains of Kong --
The opening of America and the gridding of Manhattan --
Cholera and the map that stopped it --
"X" marks the spot : Treasure island --
The worst journey in the world to the last place to be mapped --
Maps in all our hands : a brief history of the guidebook --
Casablanca, Harry Potter and where Jennifer Aniston lives --
How to make a very big globe --
The biggest map dealer, the biggest map thief --
Driving into lakes : how GPS put the world in a box --
Pass go and proceed directly to Skyrim --
Mapping the brain --
Epilogue : the instant, always-on, me-mapping of everywhere.

Edition Notes

Col. maps on lining papers.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 446-448) and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
GA203 .G37 2013, GA201 .G37 2013, GA201 .G366 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
464 p.
Number of pages
464

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26886494M
Internet Archive
onmapmindexpandi0000garf
ISBN 10
159240779X
ISBN 13
9781592407798, 9781592407804
LCCN
2013375048
OCLC/WorldCat
795167619

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