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The Resource A history of the world in 12 maps, Jerry Brotton

A history of the world in 12 maps, Jerry Brotton

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A history of the world in 12 maps
Title
A history of the world in 12 maps
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Jerry Brotton
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History of the world in twelve maps
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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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Brotton, Jerry
Dewey number
911
Index
index present
LC call number
G1030
LC item number
.B7 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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Historical geography
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adult
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A history of the world in 12 maps, Jerry Brotton
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn834432651
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780670023394
Lccn
2013028184
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(OCoLC)834432651
Label
A history of the world in 12 maps, Jerry Brotton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn834432651
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780670023394
Lccn
2013028184
System control number
(OCoLC)834432651

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