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Maps and Civilization: Cartography in Culture and Society

By: Norman J W Thrower

360 pages, 91 halftones

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Dec 2013 | Edition: 4 | #204102 | ISBN-13: 9780226007434
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Paperback | Mar 2008 | Edition: 3 | #168303 | ISBN-13: 9780226799742
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About this book

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, 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.

A 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. - L. M. Sebert, Geomatica "The premier one-volume history of cartography.... Maps and Civilization should be a close companion for anyone interested in maps: where they came from, where they are now, and where to go for more detail." - John P. Snyder, Mercator's World"


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Biography

Norman J. Thrower is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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