Maps and Civilization

Maps and Civilization

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In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships. The third edition of Maps and Civilization incorporates numerous revisions, features new material throughout the book, and includes a new alphabetized bibliography. Praise for previous editions of Maps and Civilization: a€œA marvelous compendium of map lore. Anyone truly interested in the development of cartography will want to have his or her own copy to annotate, underline, and index for handy referencing.a€a€”L. M. Sebert, Geomatica(Amherst: Emerson-Trussel, 1958); Norman J. W. Thrower, aquot;Block Diagrams and Mediterranean Coasdands: A Study of the Block ... in the field of remote sensing of the environment, and his work was expanded into Manual of Remote Sensing, 2d ed., 2 vols. ... such as radar, infrared, ultraviolet, and passive microwave. 3.

Title:Maps and Civilization
Author: Norman J. W. Thrower
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2008-11-15

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