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The Resource A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton

A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton

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A history of the world in twelve maps
Title
A history of the world in twelve maps
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Brotton
Title variation
A history of the world in 12 maps
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this masterful study, historian and cartography expert Jerry Brotton explores a dozen of history's most influential maps, from stone tablet to vibrant computer screen. Starting with Ptolemy, "father of modern geography," and ending with satellite cartography, A History of the World in 12 Maps brings maps from classical Greece, Renaissance Europe, and the Islamic and Buddhist worlds to life and reveals their influence on how we--literally--look at our present world. As Brotton shows, the long road to our present geographical reality was rife with controversy, manipulation, and special interests trumping science. Through the centuries maps have been wielded to promote any number of imperial, religious, and economic agendas, and have represented the idiosyncratic and uneasy fusion of science and subjectivity. Brotton also conjures the worlds that produced these notable works of cartography and tells the stories of those who created, used, and misused them for their own ends"--
Summary
What you see depends on where and when you are looking from. As Jerry Brotton's enthralling book shows, maps have shaped our view of the world throughout history, and are themselves shaped by the ideas, prejudices, systems of power and creativity of their age. Brotton examines twelve world maps from global history from the mystical representations of ancient civilizations and the fourteenth-century Mappamundi to the satellite-derived imagery of today to show how, by reading them, we can better understand the worlds that produced them. You will not look at a map in quite the same way again.
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10225114
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BTCTA
Dewey number
912.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-482) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20090078
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 521 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates (some color)
Isbn
9780670023394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn834432651
  • (OCoLC)834432651
Label
A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20090078
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 521 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates (some color)
Isbn
9780670023394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn834432651
  • (OCoLC)834432651

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