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On the Map

A Mind-expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks
Garfield, Simon (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
On the Map


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Examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history, and shares engaging cartography stories and map lore.
Authors: Garfield, Simon
Statement of Responsibility: Simon Garfield
Title: On the map
a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks
Publisher: New York, N.Y. :, Gotham Books,, ©2013
Characteristics: 464 p. :,ill., maps (some col.) ;,22 cm.
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Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • ser_library rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

written in an informal and chatty style with many (b&w poor quality) illustrations, there is interesting info about maps and mapmaking on every page

Report This May 19, 2013
  • john1933 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A darn good read Takes one from a stick scratching in the sand to show where hunting might be good, right down to the present. Easy read. Some humor which is always apt. Many bits of information----such as how the "Lighthouse" Stevenson, related to Robert Louis, named a number of islands off the coast of Scotland. Garfield's Just My Type is just as good a read

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