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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime

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Miles Harvey began reporting on Gilbert Bland in 1996 for Outside magazine. He has worked for UPI and In These Times, and he was the book-review columnist for Outside. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the University of Michigan, he has had a lifelong fascination with maps. He can be reached via the Internet at www.milesharvey.com.

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Gold Gato, February 26, 2012 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
This was certainly an interesting take on a cartographic criminal, namely one who steals maps from libraries. I have to admit I became a bit riled upon reading that rare books were destroyed in the guilty one's greed, so I didn't have much sympathy for him. But the author kept my attention by taking paths into the days of Columbus and Magellan and the great explorers, thus illuminating the constant crimes in search of rare maps.

Librarians do not come off well here. They allowed their books to be torn apart and then either didn't know about it or were too embarrassed to admit it. The author is mildly kind to them, but his frustration shows, and I like his emotion coming through the pages.

"We rarely reach our destinations, at least not the ones we set out to find."

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767908269
Subtitle:
A True Story of Cartographic Crime
Author:
Harvey, Miles
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Collectors and collecting
Subject:
History
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Libraries
Subject:
Map thefts
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
General True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
20010904
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.12x5.30x1.18 in. .76 lbs.

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