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Seeing through maps : the power of images to shape our world view

Author: Ward L Kaiser; Denis Wood
Publisher: Amherst, MA : ODT Inc., ©2001.
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Synopsis: Maps become a means of seeing the world from many perspectives in this appealing guide, which is aimed at training readers to look at images with a critical eye. The authors (a social scientist and a pastor/community organizer) challenge readers to stretch their intellectual boundaries while they wrap their minds around demonstrations of the many ways of making maps and the truth that no way is "the right  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kaiser, Ward L., 1921-
Seeing through maps.
Amherst, MA : ODT Inc., ©2001
(DLC) 2001090516
(OCoLC)48384442
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ward L Kaiser; Denis Wood
OCLC Number: 606665085
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 152 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Book Is A Map --
1: Multiple Truths Of the Mappable World --
Two people, two feet apart --
Two peoples, a world apart --
Maps are descriptions too --
All maps are selective --
All maps have a purpose --
Map's quality is related to its purpose --
To repeat: Map's quality is a function of its purpose --
Each map has its own point of view --
2: Many Ways Of Making Maps --
Maps preserve descriptions, maps can be moved around --
Everyone can make a map --
Maps of the whole globe call for map projections --
Every projection has to give up something --
Projections are like points of view --
Projection is not the map --
This view or that? an average? Or both? --
3: Unpacking Maps --
Every map comes in a package --
It's your world, Toronto --
Peters map of the world --
Mercator --
Try this! --
Spaceship earth: Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion World --
Five questions to ask about any map projection --
4: Three Popular Compromise Projections --
Compromise projections --
Upside down map --
Van der Grinten projection --
Robinson projection --
Winkel tripe projection --
Elusiveness of shape --
Why settle for just one point of view? --
5: Pushing The Boundary Of The Map --
Van Sant's geoshere map --
Making it look right --
Portrait is a map --
Map is a painting --
Minard's map of the Russian Campaign --
Black Diaspora --
London underground --
Cartograms: weird or creative? --
Reading the map is our problem --
6: Power Of Images --
Why do clocks run clockwise? --
Our maps and our self-centeredness --
Belly buttons and worldviews --
Orient and occident --
Image so powerful it changed the world --
Maps and globes that got it wrong --
Conclusion --
7: Seeing Through Maps --
How many purposes? --
Maps make descriptions --
Map is an eye --
Eye is a map --
Mobile eyes, many maps --
We never said it was easy! --
Turn the page --
Appendix A: Using map projections in human resource development and adult education --
Appendix B: Summary chart of map projections and other images of the world --
List of illustrations --
Map resources --
Index --
About the authors --
Web resources --
Answers to back cover quiz.
Other Titles: Power of images to shape our world view
Responsibility: Ward L. Kaiser & Denis Wood.

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Synopsis: Maps become a means of seeing the world from many perspectives in this appealing guide, which is aimed at training readers to look at images with a critical eye. The authors (a social scientist and a pastor/community organizer) challenge readers to stretch their intellectual boundaries while they wrap their minds around demonstrations of the many ways of making maps and the truth that no way is "the right one." A final chapter provides a guide to using map projections in human resource development and adult education. It's a smart book but not a beautiful one-many of the illustrations went muddy in the transfer from color to b & w, and seven unlovely pages of the publisher's advertising precede the index. Wide format: 11x8.5.

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