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The Resource On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks, Simon Garfield

On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks, Simon Garfield

Label
On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks
Title
On the map
Title remainder
a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks
Statement of responsibility
Simon Garfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The award-winning author of Just My Type examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history in an account that also shares engaging cartography stories and map lore
Tone
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160870
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
304
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GA201
LC item number
.G37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks
Label
On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks, Simon Garfield
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 446-448) and index
Contents
  • Welcome to Amerigo
  • What's the good of Mercator?
  • The world in a book
  • Mapping a cittee (without forder troble)
  • Six increasingly coordinated tales of the ordnance survey
  • The legendary mountains of Kong
  • The opening of America and the gridding of Manhattan
  • Cholera and the map that stopped it
  • "X" marks the spot: Treasure Island
  • The worst journey in the world to the last place to be mapped
  • For the love of maps: Foreword
  • Maps in all our hands: a brief history of the guidebook
  • Casablanca, Harry Potter and where Jennifer Aniston lives
  • How to make a very big globe
  • The biggest map dealer, the biggest map thief
  • Driving into lakes: how GPS put the world in a box
  • Pass go and proceed directly to Skyrim
  • Mapping the brain
  • Epilogue: the instant, always-on, me-mapping of everywhere
  • by Dava Sobel
  • Introduction: the map that wrote itself
  • What great minds knew
  • The men who sold the world
  • The world takes shape
  • Venice, China and a trip to the moon
  • The mystery of Vinland
Control code
ocn795167619
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
464 p.
Isbn
9781592407798
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)795167619
Label
On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks, Simon Garfield
Publication
Note
Map on lining pages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 446-448) and index
Contents
  • Welcome to Amerigo
  • What's the good of Mercator?
  • The world in a book
  • Mapping a cittee (without forder troble)
  • Six increasingly coordinated tales of the ordnance survey
  • The legendary mountains of Kong
  • The opening of America and the gridding of Manhattan
  • Cholera and the map that stopped it
  • "X" marks the spot: Treasure Island
  • The worst journey in the world to the last place to be mapped
  • For the love of maps: Foreword
  • Maps in all our hands: a brief history of the guidebook
  • Casablanca, Harry Potter and where Jennifer Aniston lives
  • How to make a very big globe
  • The biggest map dealer, the biggest map thief
  • Driving into lakes: how GPS put the world in a box
  • Pass go and proceed directly to Skyrim
  • Mapping the brain
  • Epilogue: the instant, always-on, me-mapping of everywhere
  • by Dava Sobel
  • Introduction: the map that wrote itself
  • What great minds knew
  • The men who sold the world
  • The world takes shape
  • Venice, China and a trip to the moon
  • The mystery of Vinland
Control code
ocn795167619
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
464 p.
Isbn
9781592407798
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)795167619

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