The Men Who Mapped the World: The Treasures of Cartography by Beau Riffenburgh, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Men Who Mapped the World: The Treasures of Cartography

The Men Who Mapped the World: The Treasures of Cartography

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by 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

Overview

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847328779
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
602,545
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Beau Riffenburgh has served as head of the Polar History Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute.

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