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.
|Publisher:||Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.|
|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.