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On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks / Simon Garfield ; [foreword by Dava Sobel].

Authors: Garfield, Simon.
Call number: 912.09 GAR
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2013.
Publication date: c2013.
Subject: Cartography -- History.
Cartography -- Social aspects.
Maps -- Social aspects.
Map reading.
Maps -- Miscellanea.
Title: On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks / Simon Garfield ; [foreword by Dava Sobel].
Physical description: 464 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Contents note: 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.
Notes: Col. maps on lining papers.
Summary note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 446-448) and index.
ISBN: 9781592407798 :
159240779X :
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