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    On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks / Simon Garfield.
    by Garfield, Simon.
    New York : Gotham Books, c2013.
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  • Cartography -- History.
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  • Cartography -- Social aspects.
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  • Maps -- Social aspects.
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  • Map reading.
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  • Maps -- Miscellanea.
  • ISBN: 
    9781592407798 :
    159240779X :
    Bib #: 
    846949
    Description: 
    464 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
    Contents: 
    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.
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    Originally published: London : Profile, 2012.
    Col. maps on lining papers.
    Summary: 
    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.
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