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The Mapmakers: Revised Edition (Vintage)

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In his classic text, two-time Pulitzer Prize—winner John Noble Wilford recounts the history of cartography from antiquity to the space age. With this revised edition, Wilford brings the story up to the present day, as he shows the impact of new technologies that make it possible for cartographers to go where no one has been before, from the deepest reaches of the universe (where astronomers are mapping time as well as space) to the inside of the human brain. These modern-day mapmakers join the many earlier adventurers-including ancient Greek stargazers, Renaissance seafarers, and the explorers who mapped the American West-whose exploits shape this dramatic story of human inventiveness and limitless curiosity.

About the Author

John Noble Wilford is a science correspondent for The New York Times. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375708503
Author:
Wilford, John Noble
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Cartography -- History.
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Subject:
history;cartography;maps;geography;exploration;non-fiction;science;surveying;cartographers;world history;mapmaking;history of science;mapping;europe;biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 ILLUSTRATIONS AND 40 MAPS
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 1 in 1.05 lb

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Engineering » Civil Engineering » Cartography
History and Social Science » Geography » General
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History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization

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