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ISBN#9781592407798
BIB ID#1617379
Call# 912.09 G

On the map

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New York : Gotham Books, c2013.
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Description
464 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Summary
Originally published: London : Profile, 2012.

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Summary/Annotation ->  Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map. nbsp; nbsp; Simon Garfield's Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning. Now Garfield takes on a subject even dearer to our fanatical human hearts: maps. nbsp; Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping#151;not language#151;is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the history of maps from the early explorers' maps and the awe-inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones, Garfield explores the unique way that maps relate and realign our history#151;and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human. nbsp; Featuring a foreword by Dava Sobel and packed with fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue, outsize personalities, and amusing #147;pocket maps" on an array of subjects from how to fold a map to the strangest maps on the Internet, On the Map is a rich historical tapestry infused with Garfield's signature narrative flair. Map-obsessives and everyone who loved Just My Type will be lining up to join Garfield on his audacious journey through time and around the globe. nbsp;

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