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On the Map Why the World Looks the Way It Does

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ISBN-10: 1846685109

ISBN-13: 9781846685101

Edition: 2013

Authors: Simon Garfield

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Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories.From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history. His compelling narratives range from the quest to create the perfect globe to the challenges of mapping Africa and Antarctica, from spellbinding treasure maps to the naming of America, from Ordnance Survey to the mapping of Monopoly and Skyrim, and from rare map dealers to cartographic frauds. En route, there are 'pocket map' tales on dragons and undergrounds, a nineteenth century murder map, the research…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Profile Books Limited
Publication date: 9/5/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 468
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.72" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Simon Garfield is the author of several acclaimed books, including "The End of the Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS", winner of the Somerset Maugham Award. He lives in London.