Drawing the Line: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy

Drawing the Line: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy

by Mark Monmonier

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Drawing the Line: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy by Mark Monmonier

Shows how maps have been used to influence foreign policy, subdue native people, redraw electoral districts, promote the theory of continental drift, & select sites for hazardous-waste treatment facilities & nuclear power plants. The author looks at maps both famous & functional. Behind them he finds misguided cartographers & well-meaning ones, forgers & fools, political correctors, visionaries, & heretics. Shows that we are unconsciously persuaded by maps more often than we realize. A thoroughly entertaining book, its tales of cartocontroversy are told with wit & style.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780805046991
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/1996
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 6.07(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

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