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Coast lines : how mapmakers frame the world and chart environmental change

Author: Mark S Monmonier
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008.
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In the next century, sea levels are predicted to rise at unprecedented rates, causing flooding around the world, from the islands of Malaysia and the canals of Venice to the coasts of Florida and California. These rising water levels pose serious challenges to all aspects of coastal existence--chiefly economic, residential, and environmental--as well as to the cartographic definition and mapping of coasts. It is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Monmonier, Mark S.
Coast lines.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007035429
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Monmonier
ISBN: 9780226534046 0226534049 1281965995 9781281965998 9786611965990 6611965998
OCLC Number: 309368507
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 228 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Depiction and measurement --
Definitions and delineations --
New worlds and fictitious islands --
Triangles and topography --
Overhead imaging --
Electronic charts and precise positioning --
Global shorelines --
Baselines and offshore borders --
Calibrating catastrophe --
Rising seas, eroding surge --
Close-ups and complexity.
Responsibility: Mark Monmonier.
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Covering shifting landscapes, cartographic technology, and climate change, this book reveals that coastlines are as much a set of ideas, assumptions, and societal beliefs as they are solid black  Read more...


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