Mapping the World

Mapping the World

"This book highlights more than a hundred maps from every era and every part of the world. Organized chronologically, they display an astonishing variety of cartographic styles and techniques. They range from priceless artistic masterworks like the 1507 Waldseemuller world map, the first to use the name "America, " to such practical artifacts as a Polynesian stick chart, a creation of bent twigs, seashells, and coconut palms that was nevertheless capable of guiding an outrigger canoe safely across thousands of miles of trackless and seemingly endless ocean. Some, like the portolans, or sea charts, of the Age of Discovery, were closely guarded state secrets that shaped the rise and fall of empires; others circulated widely and showed such fabled routes as the Silk Road across western Asia and the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails that opened up the American West."--Jacket.


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Pages 264 pages
Mapping the World
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Ralph E. Ehrenberg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: National Geographic Society

"This book highlights more than a hundred maps from every era and every part of the world. Organized chronologically, they display an astonishing variety of car
Mapping the World
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Bonnie G. Smith
Categories: Historical geography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-20 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"There are many ways to tell a story. Textbooks offer narratives, crafted by an historian or a team of historians. Collections of primary sources present a mosa
Mapping Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Jordana Dym
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-28 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

57 studies of individual maps and the cultural environment that they spring from and exemplify, including one pre-Columbian map.
World Mapping Today
Language: en
Pages: 1075
Authors: Bob Parry
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Crowdsourcing, Constructing and Collaborating
Language: en
Pages: 202
Authors: Siddharth Peter deSouza
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-12-30 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Citizens around the world use crowdsourced platforms to hold governments accountable, to fill gaps in infrastructural and municipal services, and to call attent
Mapping an Atlantic World, circa 1500
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Alida C. Metcalf
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-13 - Publisher: JHU Press

Recognizing early modern cartographers as significant agents in the intellectual history of the Atlantic, Mapping an Atlantic World, circa 1500 includes around
Mapping the World
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Nathaniel Harris
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

A history of mapmaking showing how maps both reflect and change people's view of the world.
Canadian Mapping-Introduction to Mapping Gr. 1-2
Language: en
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Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: On The Mark Press

Canadian Mapping-Developing & Using Skills Gr. 2-3
Language: en
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Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: On The Mark Press

Strengthen your students mapping skills and understanding of geographic terminology through the usage of the various activities in this resource. Students will
An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Chris Brunsdon
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-10 - Publisher: SAGE

This is a new edition of the accessible and student-friendly ′how to′ for anyone using R for the first time, for use in spatial statistical analysis, geocom