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A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton

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A history of the world in twelve maps
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A history of the world in twelve maps
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Jerry Brotton
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History of the world in 12 maps
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eng
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"In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone tablet to vibrant computer screen. Starting with Ptolemy, "father of modern geography," and ending with satellite cartography, A History of the World in 12 Maps brings maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe, and the Islamic and Buddhist worlds to life and reveals their influence on how we--literally--look at our present world. As Brotton shows, the long road to our present geographical reality was rife with controversy, manipulation, and special interests trumping science. Through the centuries maps have been wielded to promote any number of imperial, religious, and economic agendas, and have represented the idiosyncratic and uneasy fusion of science and subjectivity. Brotton also conjures the worlds that produced these notable works of cartography and tells the stories of those who created, used, and misused them for their own ends." -- Publisher
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Title
A history of the world in 12 maps
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A survey of twelve maps from ancient Greece to Google Earth examines how they have influenced how the world is seen, revealing how historical geographical depictions were subject to deliberate manipulations to promote a range of special interests
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10225114
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
911
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
G1030
LC item number
.B7 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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Jerry Brotton
A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Science: Ptolemy's 'Geography,' c. AD 150 -- Exchange: Al-IdrÄ«sÄ«, AD 1154 -- Faith: Hereford 'Mappamundi,' c. 1300 -- Empire: Kangnido World Map, 1402 -- Discovery: Martin WaldseemÃ1⁄4ller, World Map, 1507 -- Globalism: Diogo Ribeiro, World Map, 1529 -- Toleration: Gerard Mercator, World Map, 1569 -- Money: Joan Blaeu, 'Atlas maior,' 1662 -- Nation: The Cassini Family, Map of France, 1793 -- Geopolitics: Halford Mackinder, 'The Geographical Pivot of History', 1904 -- Equality: The Peters Projection, 1973 -- Information: Google Earth, 2012 -- Conclusion: The eye of history?
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xix, 521 p., [48] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670023394
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013028184
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)

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