Maps And Civilization: Cartography In Culture And Society, Fourth Edition

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byNorman J. W. Thrower

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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.
 
For the fourth edition of Maps and Civilization, Thrower has added an additional chapter that serves to bring the volume completely up to date.

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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 ...

Norman J. W. Thrower is professor emeritus of geography at UCLA. His other books include: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Longer View of Newton and Halley, Sir Francis Drake and the Famous Voyage, 1577–1580, Original Survey and Land Subdivision, and The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the “HMS Paramore,”1698–1701.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 22, 2017Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022600743X

ISBN - 13:9780226007434

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Table of Contents

Preface

ONE 
Introduction: Maps of Preliterate Peoples

TWO
Maps of Classical Antiquity

THREE
Early Maps of East and South Asia

FOUR
Cartography in Europe and Islam in the Middle Ages

FIVE
The Rediscovery of Ptolemy and Cartography in Renaissance Europe

SIX
Cartography in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment

SEVEN
Diversification and Development in the Nineteenth Century

EIGHT
Modern Cartography: Official and Quasi-Official Maps

NINE
Modern Cartography: Private and Institutional Maps

APPENDIX A
Selected Map Projections

APPENDIX B
Short List of Isograms

APPENDIX C
Glossary

Notes
Illustration Sources
Bibliography
Index