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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, ©2013.
ISBN: 159240779X
9781592407798
Characteristics: 464 p. :,ill., maps (some col.) ;,22 cm.

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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

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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