Maps and Civilization: Cartography in Culture and Society, Third Edition (Google eBook)

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University of Chicago Press, Nov 15, 2008 - Science - 362 pages
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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 Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships.
The third edition of Maps and Civilization incorporates numerous revisions, features new material throughout the book, and includes a new alphabetized bibliography.
 
Praise for previous editions of Maps and Civilization:
“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. Sebert, Geomatica
  

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Dry. Worthy, but dry. Probably by cartographer's standards this is laugh-a-minute stuff, I don't know. Read full review

Contents

Introduction Maps of Preliterate Peoples
1
Maps of Classical Antiquity
13
Early Maps of East and South Asia
27
Cartography in Europe and Islam in the Middle Ages
39
The Rediscovery of Ptolemy and Cartography in Renaissance Europe
58
Cartography in the Scientific Revolution and the Englightment
91
Diversification and Development in the Nineteenth Century
125
Modern Cartography Official and QuasiOfficial Maps
162
Selected Map Projections
237
Short List of Isograms
247
Glossary
249
Notes
259
Illustration Sources
297
Bibliography
301
Index
327
Copyright

Modern Cartography Private and Institutional Maps
198

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About the author (2008)

Norman J. W. Thrower is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. His other books include Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Longer View of Newton and Halley, Sir Francis Drake and the Famous Voyage, 1577–1580, and Original Survey and Land Subdivision.

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