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Maps Finding Our Place in the World

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ISBN-10: 0226010759

ISBN-13: 9780226010755

Edition: 2007

Authors: John McCarter, James R. Akerman, Robert W. Karrow, Newberry Library Staff, John McCarter

List price: $81.00
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Maps are universal forms of communication, easily understood and appreciated regardless of culture or language. This truly magisterial book introduces readers to the widest range of maps ever considered in one volume: maps from different time periods and a variety of cultures; maps made for divergent purposes and depicting a range of environments; and maps that embody the famous, the important, the beautiful, the groundbreaking, or the amusing. Built around thefunctionsof maps—the kinds of things maps do and have done—Mapsconfirms the vital role of maps throughout history in commerce, art, literature, and national identity. The book begins by examining the use of maps for wayfinding,…    
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Book details

List price: $81.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/15/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
Finding Our Way
Mapping the World
Mapping Parts of the World
Mapping American History
Visualizing Nature and Society
Mapping Imaginary Worlds
Consuming Maps
References and Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Illustration Credits
Index