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Maps : finding our place in the world

Author: James R Akerman; Robert W Karrow; Field Museum of Natural History.; Newberry Library.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
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Introducing readers to a wide range of maps from different time periods and a variety of cultures, this book confirms the vital roles of maps throughout history in commerce, art, literature, and national identity.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maps.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(OCoLC)747305627
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Akerman; Robert W Karrow; Field Museum of Natural History.; Newberry Library.
ISBN: 9780226010755 0226010759
OCLC Number: 80359919
Notes: "Copublished with The Field Museum, in association with The Newberry Library"--P. [ii].
Description: ix, 400 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Finding our way / James R. Akerman --
Mapping the world / Denis Cosgrove --
Mapping parts of the world / Matthew H. Edney --
Mapping American history / Susan Schulten --
Visualizing nature and society / Michael Friendly & Gilles Palsky --
Mapping imaginary worlds / Ricardo Padrón --
Consuming maps / Diane Dillon.
Responsibility: edited by James R. Akerman and Robert W. Karrow, Jr.
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Introducing readers to a wide range of maps from different time periods and a variety of cultures, this book confirms the vital roles of maps throughout history in commerce, art, literature, and national identity.

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