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University of Chicago Press
Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

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ISBN-13: 9780226010755
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 778,835
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

James R. Akerman is director of the Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography and editor of Cartographies of Travel and Navigation, also published by the University of Chicago Press. Robert W. Karrow Jr. is curator of special collections and maps in the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections at the Newberry Library.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Robert W. Karrow Jr.
Chapter 1: Finding Our Way, James R. Akerman
Chapter 2: Mapping the World, Denis Cosgrove
Chapter 3: Mapping Parts of the World, Matthew H. Edney
Chapter 4: Mapping American History, Susan Schulten
Chapter 5: Visualizing Nature and Society, Michael Friendly and Gilles Palsky
Chapter 6: Mapping Imaginary Worlds, Ricardo Padrón
Chapter 7: Consuming Maps, Diane Dillon
References and Selected Bibliography
List of Contributors
List of Illustrations
Illustration Credits

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