Cover image for On the map
Author
Publisher
New York : Gotham Books, c2013.
Description
464 p. : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Call #
912.09 G
Summary
Originally published: London : Profile, 2012.
Subjects
ISBN #
9781592407798

 

ID #
1617379

 

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Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map.     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.   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-not language-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-and reflect the best and worst of what makes us human.   Featuring a foreword by Dava Sobel and packed with fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue, outsize personalities, and amusing "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.   .

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