jump to search box

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

Availability

At the Library

Other libraries

Author/Creator:
Garfield, Simon.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2013
Imprint:
New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2013.
Format:
  • Book
  • 464 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Note:
Col. maps on lining papers.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 446-448) and index.
Contents:
  • For the love of maps : foreword / 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781592407798
159240779X

powered by Blacklight
© Stanford University. Stanford, California 94305. (650) 725-1064. Terms of Use | Copyright Complaints | Opt Out of Analytics
jump to top