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The whole world is mapped out for your viewing pleasure in this captivating compendium, ranging from past to present through diverse themes of transport and technology to discoveries and development. Covering the classical maps of the ancient world and traveling through time to reach Google Earth in the 21st century, this unprecedented history of more than 60 maps opens up our planet as never before. Great Maps showcases early Medieval maps like including mappae mundi; iconic transport maps such as the London Underground; important travel maps including Dr. Livingstone's version of Africa; maps of natural wonders such as the ocean floor; and momentous moments including the marks on the Moon left by the lunar landings. There are maps that show the way to heaven, depict lands with no sunshine, and the mysterious home of "the people with no bowels" on this mind-blowing journey. Much more than just geographical data, maps are an accurate reflection of the culture and context of different time frames in history. British historian Jerry Brotton tells the amazing secret stories behind many of the most significant maps ever unearthed, revealing key features and innovative techniques in incredible detail. The unique insight into how mapmakers have expressed their world views results in this treasured book that makes a welcome addition to any bookshelf or home library.


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  • Author : Jerry Brotton
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Total Pages : 258 pages
  • ISBN : 1465435611
  • PDF File Size : 14,7 Mb
  • Language : English
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews

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Great Maps

Great Maps
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 54,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 01 September 2014
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The whole world is mapped out for your viewing pleasure in this captivating compendium, ranging from past to present through diverse themes of transport and technology to discoveries and development.

Great City Maps

Great City Maps
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 23,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 06 September 2016
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Journey back in time and take a walk through the historic streets of the world's greatest cities. Great City Maps is the companion title to DK's Great Maps and takes

Great Maps

Great Maps
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 23 April 2024
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Traces human development and culture through cartography, from early rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology.

Australia in Maps

Australia in Maps
  • Publisher : National Library Australia
  • File Size : 54,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 23 April 2024
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Richly illustrated with exquisite manuscript maps and editions from celebrated European cartographic publishers of 17th century to familiar contemporary products such as tourist maps. Discover the stories behind these maps,

Deep Map Country

Deep Map Country
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • File Size : 32,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 01 May 2014
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"Scholarly study of Great Plains nonfiction writers in the genre of "deep mapping", a genre that weaves together strata of narrative that includes natural history, cultural history, geography, memoir, and

Mapping And Imagination In The Great Basin

Mapping And Imagination In The Great Basin
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • File Size : 37,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 07 March 2005
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The Great Basin was the last region of continental North America to be explored and mapped, and it remained largely a mystery to Euro-Americans until well into the nineteenth century.