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On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks /

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. Full description

Main Author: Garfield, Simon.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, 2013
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.
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