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How to lie with maps

Author: Mark Monmonier
Publisher: Chicago [etc] : The University of Chicago Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Elements of the Map - Map Generalization: Little White Lies and Lots of Them - Blunders That Mislead - Maps That Advertise - Development Maps (or, How to Seduce the Town Board) - Maps for Political Propaganda - Maps, Defense, and Disinformation: Fool Thine Enemy - Large-Scale Mapping, Culture, and the National Interest - Data Maps: Making Nonsense of the Census - Color: Attraction and Distraction - Multimedia,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Monmonier
ISBN: 0226534200 9780226534206 0226534219 9780226534213
OCLC Number: 644553056
Description: xiii, 207 p. : il
Contents: Elements of the map. --
Map generalization: little white lies and lots of them. --
Blunders that mislead. --
Maps that advertise. --
Development maps (or, how to seduce the town board). --
Maps for political propaganda . --
Maps, defense, and disinformation: fool thine enemy. --
Large-scale mapping, culture, and the national interest. --
Data maps: making nonsense of the census. --
Color: attraction and distraction. --
Multimedia, experiential maps, and graphic scripts.
Responsibility: Mark Monmonier.
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With two additional chapters, this illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches how to evaluate maps critically, and promotes a healthy scepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of  Read more...

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