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Seeing Through Maps By Denis Wood

Seeing Through Maps by Denis Wood

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Summary

Explains the principles behind the Peters' Projection Map and a dozen other unique maps and provocative images. This book features over 70 maps and illustrations, including a redrawing of Mercator's original world map, Minard's map of Napoleon's march on Moscow, and routes of African Slave Trading.

Seeing Through Maps Summary

Seeing Through Maps: Many Ways to See the World by Denis Wood

Do you know: Which image shows population sizes? Which images show how big each country is? Which image shows that 'North' isn't the same as 'up'? Which image conveys the idea of 'Spaceship Earth'? Which image was created to help navigators? Which images have been criticized the most? This book answers all these questions and many more. It explains the principles behind the Peters' Projection Map and a dozen other unique maps and provocative images. It includes over 70 maps and illustrations, including a redrawing of Mercator's original world map (unavailable since the 1950s), Minard's map of Napoleon's march on Moscow, and routes of African Slave Trading.

Seeing Through Maps Reviews

"Compulsively readable!" Prof. John Andrews, Trinity College, Dublin "An ingenious way of looking at the world" Howard Zinn, bestselling author, A People's History of the United States "Substance packed... thought provoking without being complicated or convoluted" The Geographical Review "Provocative... Should challenge undergraduates." Malcolm Lewis, University of Sheffield

Table of Contents

1. The Multiple Truths of the Mappable World 2. The Many Ways of Making Maps 3. Unpacking Maps 4. Three Popular Compromise Projections 5. Pushing the Boundary of the Map 6. The Power of Images 7. Seeing Through Maps 8. Are Maps Talk Instead of Pictures

Additional information

GOR001972775
9781904456551
1904456553
Seeing Through Maps: Many Ways to See the World by Denis Wood
Used - Very Good
Paperback
New Internationalist Publications Ltd
2007-01-11
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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