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On the Map

A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks

On the Map( )
Author: Garfield, Simon
ISBN:978-1-84668-510-1
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Profile Books Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.99
Book Description:

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.With a historical sweep ranging from Ptolemy to Twitter, Garfield explores the legendary, impassable (and non-existent) mountains of Kong, the role of cartography in combatting cholera, the 17th-century...
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Book Details
Pages:468
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Cartography
Reference / Atlases, Gazetteers & Maps
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.9 x 19.8 x 3.2 cm
Book Weight:0.428 Kilograms
Author Biography
Garfield, Simon (Author)
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.

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