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Map: Exploring The World, midi format


A compelling exploration of the ways that humans have mapped the world throughout history - now in a compact new edition


Phaidon editors, with an introduction by John Hessler


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Price: USD$39.95

A compelling exploration of the ways that humans have mapped the world throughout history - now in a compact new edition

Map: Exploring the World brings together more than 250 fascinating examples of maps from the birth of cartography to today's cutting-edge digital maps and reflects the many reasons people make maps - to find their way, to assert ownership, to encourage settlement, or to show political power. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, it features maps by the greatest names in cartography and lesser-known creators, as well as rare maps from indigenous cultures around the world.



SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in)
Pages: 352 pp
Illustrations: 300 illustrations
ISBN: 9781838660642

John W. Hessler is a Specialist in Computational Geography and Geographic Information Science at the Library of Congress. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London, he is the author of more than 100 books and articles.

"A book showcasing exquisite drawings both ancient and modern captures our evergreen relationship with mapping the world."—Air Mail

"A book showcasing exquisite drawings both ancient and modern captures our evergreen relationship with mapping the world."—Air Mail

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