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Map worlds : a history of women in cartography

Author: Will C Van den Hoonaard
Publisher: Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book explores the largely unrecognized contribution of women to the development of maps throughout history. Common themes explored are social justice and the making of maps work for the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Geschiedenis (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Will C Van den Hoonaard
ISBN: 9781554589326 1554589320 9781554589333 1554589339 9781554589340 1554589347
OCLC Number: 873801162
Description: XV, 377 pagina's : illustraties ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction: The Strands through Map Worlds; Who Is a Cartographer?; The Thirteenth to Seventeenth Centuries; The Eighteenth & Early Nineteenth Centuries (1666 to 1850); Cartography from the Margins: From the Early Twentieth Century to World War II; Mid- to Late-Twentieth-Century Pioneers & Advancers in North America; Late-Twentieth-Century Pioneers & Advancers in Europe, Asia, & Latin America; "Getting There without Aiming at It": Womens Experiences in Becoming Cartographers; "We Are Good Ghosts!": Orientations & Expectations of Women Cartographers; Educational Opportunities & Obstacles; The Gendered Social Organization; Female Pathways Through the Present-Day Map World; Gender Shifts; Index.
Responsibility: Will C. van den Hoonard.


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