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

A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton

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A history of the world in twelve maps
Title
A history of the world in twelve maps
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Brotton
Title variation
A history of the world in 12 maps
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
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"--
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Brotton, Jerry
Dewey number
912.09
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Historical geography
Label
A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1436236
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
521 pages, [48] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023394
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1436236
  • (OCoLC)862083838
Label
A history of the world in twelve maps, Jerry Brotton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1436236
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
521 pages, [48] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670023394
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1436236
  • (OCoLC)862083838

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