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Maps and Civilization Cartography in Culture and Society

By: Norman J W Thrower
360 pages, 91 halftones
Maps and Civilization
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  • Maps and Civilization ISBN: 9780226799742 Edition: 3 Paperback Mar 2008 Usually dispatched within 4 days
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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, 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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Norman J. Thrower is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Los Angeles.

By: Norman J W Thrower
360 pages, 91 halftones
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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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