Seeing Through Maps: Many Ways to See the World
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Seeing Through Maps: Many Ways to See the World

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This book challenges the popular world-view by questioning a number of map images and the specific messages they communicate. Maps imply a truth, but that truth can be quite skewed depending on the viewpoint of the map creator. This book takes a hard look at truth by carefully inspecting some familiar, and not-so-familiar, map images and exploring their significance. The n...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published July 14th 2006 by ODT, Inc.
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Christopher
Jul 29, 2009 Christopher rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: nerds, freaks, geeks, cartographers, artists, walkers, thinkers, bikers, drivers, citizens
Recommended to Christopher by: Aaron Sorkin
This book is sensational.

I began a bit of a love affair with maps and cartography and projections after watching an episode of The West Wing in which, during the show's second Big Block Of Cheese Day, CJ Craig met with representatives from the Organization of Cartographers for Social Equality.

Anyway, it piqued the hell out of my interest, and this book will do the same for you. I recommend it highly.
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