To the Ends of the Earth: 100 Maps That Changed the World

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David & Charles, Oct 27, 2006 - History - 192 pages
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One hundred key maps that changed human perception and understanding of the world, changed the course of map-making itself, or directly influenced the path of history are provided in this illustrated, thought-provoking history of cartography.
 

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User Review  - Michael Anderson - Goodreads

Very good read for anyone who likes maps, starting with stone drawings from 6000-10000 years ago, world maps before and after America's discovery, to London city and tube maps. Nothing really exceptional but a good overview. Read full review

Review: To the Ends of the Earth: 100 Maps That Changed the World

User Review  - Goodreads

Very good read for anyone who likes maps, starting with stone drawings from 6000-10000 years ago, world maps before and after America's discovery, to London city and tube maps. Nothing really exceptional but a good overview. Read full review

Contents

THE CLASSICAL WORLD
20
THE MEDIEVAL WORLD
30
THE AGE OF DISCOVERY
58
THE AGE OF EMPIER
104
THE MODERN WORLD
148
Chronology
184
Further Reading
186
Index
188
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Page 7 - The increasingly adopted operational definition of 'maps' as 'graphic representations that facilitate a spatial understanding of things, concepts, conditions, processes, or events in the human world...

About the author (2006)

Jeremy Harwood studied history at Christ Church, Oxford, England. He has conceived, edited and authored many books, including the Dictionary of Battles, The Secret History of Freemasonry and Command. He is the head of History and General Reference Publishing for Reader's Digest in the United Kingdom.

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