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Maps & civilization : cartography in culture and society

Author: Norman J W Thrower
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats

An introduction to the history of cartography, this title charts the links between maps and history. It includes illustrations made using Geographical Information Systems which illuminate the many  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thrower, Norman Joseph William.
Maps & civilization.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman J W Thrower
ISBN: 9780226799759 0226799751
OCLC Number: 313823143
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: An earlier edition of this work was published as Maps and Man: An Examination of Cartography in Relation to Culture and Civilization, Prentice-Hall, 1972.
Previous edition: 1999.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 352 pages) : illustrations, maps
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
Cartography in culture and society
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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