On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks
- Garfield, Simon.
- New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2013.
- Physical description
- 464 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
GA203 .G37 2013
- Unknown GA203 .G37 2013
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 446-448) and index.
- 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.
- 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.
- Publication date
- Simon Garfield.
- Col. maps on lining papers.