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Maps & civilization : cartography in culture and society

Author: Norman J W Thrower
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J.W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using animation and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Thrower, Norman J. W. (Norman Joseph William)
Maps & civilization.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(OCoLC)1085908420
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman J W Thrower
ISBN: 9780226799742 0226799743
OCLC Number: 129957210
Description: xiii, 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Maps of preliterate peoples --
Maps of classical antiquity --
Early maps of East and South Asia --
Cartography in Europe and Islam in the Middle Ages --
The rediscovery of Ptolemy and cartography in Renaissance Europe --
Cartography in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment --
Diversification and development in the nineteenth century --
Modern cartography : official and quasi-official maps --
Modern cartography : private and institutional maps.
Other Titles: Maps and civilization
Responsibility: Norman J.W. Thrower.
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"A marvelous compendium of map lore. Anyone truly interested in the development of cartography will want to have his or her own copy to annotate, underline, and index for handy referencing." - L. M. Read more...

 
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