Mapping The World The Story Of Cartography

Author: Beau Riffenburgh
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
ISBN: 0233004394
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From the crude maps of ancient Babylon to the satellite-fueled precision of Google Maps, cartography has been both a record of dreams and of discoveries. Maps have played midwife to empires, helped win wars, and encouraged humanity to venture beyond boundaries of space and time. Containing numerous maps from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society, Mapping the World tells the story of the philosophers, explorers, artists, and scientists who brought together their skills to produce some of the most intriguing artifacts ever created.

Mapping The World Stories Of Geography

Author: Caroline Laffon
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 1554075254
Size: 80.75 MB
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An illustrated history of explorers' maps and the questions they answer.

More than the detailed representation of the geographical areas that their makers explored, maps reveal their makers' worldview as well as the myths, beliefs and legends of their times. By patiently creating maps, globes, charts and atlases, humans have sought to understand the universe and our place in it.

Mapping the World explores many rare and fascinating mapping artifacts, beginning with the first crude drawings and progressing to the stunning satellite views of today. Many of these examples will be unfamiliar even to serious cartographers and collectors. Thirty essays answer the questions map-makers have asked and reveal the roles their maps played in finding those answers.

Color reproductions of beautiful maps and charts include:

  • A Chinese map dated to 1229 that shows the city's bridges, pagodas and gardens
  • A French 15th-century interpretation of the four corners of the Earth
  • A painted silk map of the universe dating from the 1830s
  • A modern "inverse" world map from Australia's perspective
  • The cosmos as imagined in 1750.

With 87 maps in all, Mapping the World will fascinate general readers, map collectors, geographers, cartographers and historians.


Author: David Greenhood
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226306976
Size: 13.63 MB
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"A praiseworthy introduction to the lore of maps and a mine of information for the amateur map-maker."—O.M. Miller, American Geographical Society

"This book should be welcomed by all students of mapping, for it will take them in uncomplicated stages through the complexities of compiling a map. . . . Mr. Greenwood is to be congratulated on an excellent book."—C.J. Angus, Canadian Geographical Journal

"For the baggy and middle-aged who cannot afford skiing in Austria or sailing off Bimini, Greenhood invites his readers to a sort of intellectual excitement which neither skiing nor sailing could equal. . . . Unless you work professionally with maps to the degree that a navigator does, for instance, this book will fascinate and enthrall you."—Monroe Bush, American Forests

"A teacher who wishes to go into the classroom with a storehouse of knowledge and ideas will find this a remarkable book. It is easy to read, and each page contains information which can be fed into the work in progress no matter which area of the world is being studied."—Instructor

Mapping North America Mapping The Continents

Author: Paul Rockett
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 0778726223
Size: 26.56 MB
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Detailed photos and full-color maps help take readers on a fascinating visual journey through North America! This book's appealing format highlights the facts about the human and physical geography of the continent. Readers will put their analytical skills to use to interpret different types of maps as sources of information, from physical maps that show the region's landmarks to political maps that teach about the region's countries to interesting cultural and thematic maps.

Early Mapping Of The Pacific The Epic Story Of Seafarers Adventurers And Cartographers Who Mapped The Earth S Greatest Ocean

Author: Thomas Suarez
Publisher: Periplus Editions (HK) ltd.
ISBN: 0794600921
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With dozens of rare color maps and other documents, Early Mapping of the Pacific follows the story of map-making, exploration and colonization in the Pacific Ocean.

It covers the history of ocean exploration from 16th century Portuguese mariners to 20th century explorers and includes a cornucopia of rare and beautiful maps of the Pacific Ocean, in particular, of Hawaii, Tahiti, Australia and New Zealand, among other Pacific Islands and territories. Early Mapping of the Pacific traces the exploration and charting of the great ocean through cartography, following the story from classical times through the turn of the twentieth century, telling the tales of seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia and were the Pacific's greatest explorers.

Chapters include:
  • The Pacific Islands and Their People
  • Mariners, Mapmakers and the Great Ocean
  • The Pacific Evolves after Magellan
  • In the Wake of the Solomon Islands
  • Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand
  • The Age of Enlightenment
  • The Three Voyages of James Cook
  • The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii
  • Micronesia, the Elusive Isles
  • Surveyors, Whalers and Missionaries

Mapping Australia Mapping The World Gareth Stevens

Author: Janey Levy
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
ISBN: 1433991047
Size: 10.40 MB
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Australia, or the Land Down Under, is an exotic place. Thousands of plants and animals can be found only on this continent, and its famous Outback is so hot and dry that almost no one lives there. Readers will enjoy traveling into the bush through the colorful images in this book as they learn about the geography, population, and natural resources of Australia with the help of detailed maps. Including an introduction to the continents regions as well as some history of its settlement, the content of this book will be an excellent complement to the social studies curriculum. Fact boxes add even more fascinating information about the only continent that is also a single country.


Author: Mark Bomback
Publisher: Soho Teen
ISBN: 1616953470
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"Mapmaker expertly brings the paranoid thriller into the age of surveillance, and the result is both moving and chilling."
—D.B. Weiss, co-creator, writer, and producer of Game of Thrones

When Tanya Barrett takes an internship at MapOut, she expects emotional landmines. Her father cofounded the digital mapping company, and he died for it—on a cartographic expedition. Her father’s business partner welcomes her with open arms, as does his son, Connor, an old childhood friend. To Tanya’s surprise being with Connor turns out to be the only thing that makes her feel happy. But when the two of them accidentally stumble across a deadly secret, Connor disappears. Alone again—and on the run—Tanya must rely on her wits and innate gifts to find out what happened to him and to evade MapOut. In the world their fathers helped create, no one stays lost for long.

Early Mapping Of Southeast Asia The Epic Story Of Seafarers Adventurers And Cartographers Who First Mapped The Regions Between China And India

Author: Thomas Suarez
Publisher: Periplus Editions
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With dozens of rare color maps and other documents, Early Mapping of Southeast Asia follows the story of map-making, exploration and colonization in Asia from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

It documents the idea of Southeast Asia as a geographical and cosmological construct, from the earliest of times up until the down of the modern era. using maps, itineraries, sailing instructions, traveler's tales, religious texts and other contemporary sources, it examines the representation of Southeast Asia, both from the historical perspective of Western exploration and cartography, and also through the eyes of Asian neighbors.

Southeast Asia has always occupied a special place in the imaginations of East and West. This book recounts the fascinating story of how Southeast Asia was, quite literally, put on the map, both in cartographic terms and as a literary and imaginative concept.

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: 62.82 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 ...

A History Of The World In Twelve Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1846145708
Size: 34.79 MB
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Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps.

The Island Of Lost Maps

Author: Miles Harvey
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 030776656X
Size: 22.11 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.

The World Through Maps

Author: John R. Short
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552978115
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The author explores the colorful history of mapmaking, taking readers on a fascinating tour of the ideas and idealism that influenced cartography, from the Greeks who used information gleaned from Alexander the Great's conquests to improve ...

Mapping The World With Art

Author: Ellen Johnston McHenry
ISBN: 9780982537701
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An educational curriculum for grades 5-10 that teaches you to draw the world from memory using 50 easy step-by-step drawing lessons.

Great Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241186757
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In Great Maps, author and historian Jerry Brotton tells the hidden story behind more than 60 of the most significant maps from around the world, picking out key features, stories, and techniques in rich visual detail to reveal the inner ...

Mapping The Nation

Author: Susan Schulten
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226740706
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In Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten charts how maps of epidemic disease, slavery, census statistics, the environment, and the past demonstrated the analytical potential of cartography, and in the process transformed the very meaning of a ...

Mapping The World

Author: Caroline Laffon
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781554077816
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Looks at the history of cartography, from the first crude drawings to the satellite imagery of today.

Maps Of The Imagination

Author: Peter Turchi
Publisher: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595340947
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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.