Beau Riffenburgh has served as head of the Polar History Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute.
The Men Who Mapped the World: The Treasures of Cartographyby Beau Riffenburgh
From the crude maps of ancient Babylon to the satellite-fueled precision of Google Maps, cartography has been both a record of dreams and of discoveries. The Men Who Mapped the World is a beautifully illustrated and highly informative journey through these discoveries and dreams. Maps have played midwife to empires, helped win wars, and encouraged our species to venture beyond boundaries of space and time. Now that inspiring history is literally hands-on with 20 pull-out facsimiles of significant maps from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society!
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I bought this for my roommate for her birthday and she just loved it. I ordered it online because the only copy at the story was damaged and I was quite pleased in the condition it arrived in. I'd say a 8 or 9 of 10, 10 being absolutely immaculate. I do wish it'd been wrapped in bubble wrap though which might have earned it a for sure 9 out of 10 on the condition. It was put into a box that it could slide around in with some brown paper on top of it. The shipping time was quick. The book itself is a beautiful book stuffed with information and lots of gorgeous maps. Literally stuffed with the maps, lol! It was cheaper online and if I recall, shipping was waived because I signed up for their club which I do plan on using. I just need to remember to request the books wrapped in bubble wrap on future orders. I think there's a place to do that.