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Barcode31662001164011
LocationWinamac
TitleOn the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks / Simon Garfield.
AuthorGarfield, Simon.
Call No912.04 GAR
CollectionAdult 900-999

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Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781592407798 : $27.50
International Standard Book Number 159240779X : $27.50
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 912.09 23
Personal Name Garfield, Simon.
Title Statement On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks / Simon Garfield.
Imprint New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2013.
Physical Description 464 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
General Note Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 446-448) and index.
Formatted Contents Note For the love of maps : foreword / by Dava Sobel -- Introduction : the map that wrote itself -- What great minds knew -- The men who sold the world -- The world takes shape -- Venice, China and a trip to the moon -- The mystery of Vinland -- Welcome to Amerigo -- What's the good of Mercator? -- The world in a book -- Mapping a cittee (without forder troble) -- Six increasingly coordinated tales of the Ordnance Survey -- The legendary mountains of Kong -- The opening of America and the gridding of Manhattan -- Cholera and the map that stopped it -- "X" marks the spot : Treasure island -- The worst journey in the world to the last place to be mapped -- Maps in all our hands : a brief history of the guidebook -- Casablanca, Harry Potter and where Jennifer Aniston lives -- How to make a very big globe --The biggest map dealer, the biggest map thief -- Driving into lakes : how GPS put the world in a box -- Pass go and proceed directly to Skyrim -- Mapping the brain -- Epilogue : the instant, always-on, me-mapping of everywhere.
Summary, Etc. Examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history, and shares engaging cartography stories and map lore.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Maps Miscellanea.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cartography History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Cartography Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Maps Social aspects.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Map reading.
Location 912.09 GAR Winamac 31662001164011

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