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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
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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
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thrower, Norman Joseph William.
Maps & civilization.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(OCoLC)175283893
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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