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Things Maps Don't Tell Us: An Adventure Into Map Interpretation


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Publisher Comments:

"The book is a treasure trove of tidbits describing how the world around us came about. . . . Things Maps Don't Tell Us actually communicates a great deal about the things maps can tell us if we care to look carefully underneath the printed symbols."and#8212;James E. Young, Cartographic Perspectives

Book News Annotation:

**** Reprint of Lobeck's classic guide to deducing landform and morphogenesis from surface maps. New (1 p.) foreword by Mark Monmonier. Lucid, compelling text and diagrams. Cited in BCL3.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 1993 Edition


I. Coast Lines

1. Distorted Coast Lines

A Map of the World of 1589

2. Projections and Protuberances

Gulf of Mexico

3. Peninsulas

The Peninsula of Denmark

4. Peninsulas

The Peninsula of Florida

5. Peninsulas

The Peninsula of Korea

6. Peninsulas

The Peninsula of Tunisia, Africa

7. Peninsulas

The Taranaki and Banks Peninsulas, New Zealand

8. Peninsulas

The Peninsula of Cornwall, England

9. Peninsulas

Saugeen Peninsula and Door Peninsula, Great Lakes Region

10. Peninsulas

Keweenaw Point, Lake Superior

11. Two Similar Peninsulas

Bayonne Peninsula in New York Harbor; Digby Neck, Nova Scotia

12. Peninsula

Croton Point, Hudson River

13. Some Coastal Irregularities

The Hudson River Shore Line

14. Promontories and Points

Flamborough Head, England

15. Promontories and Points

Spurn Head, England; The Skaw, Denmark; Hel Peninsula, Poland

16. Promontories and Points. Hooked Points

Cape Cod; Monomoy Point; Sandy Hook; Rockaway Point

17. Promontories

Bill of Portland, England; Monte Argentario, Italy

18. Simple, Regular Coasts

Argentina; Hudson Bay; Israel; Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

19. Coast Lines with Barrier Islands

Texas and Florida

20. Coast Lines with Interrupted Barrier Islands

Long Island; New Jersey; Delaware-Maryland-Virginia Peninsula

21. Embayed or Estuarine Coasts

The Chesapeake Bay Region: the Northwest Coast of Spain

22. Fiord Coasts

Norway, Alaska, Chile, New Zealand

23. Straits

The Narrows, New York Harbor

24. Straits

The Straits of Dover


II. Islands

25. Linear Islands and Peninsulas

The Maine Coast; Southwest Ireland; the Dalmatian Coast

26. Linear Islands

Anticosti in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; and#214;oland and Gotland in the Baltic Sea

27. Linear Islands

Long Island, New York

28. Arcuate Islands

Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

29. Elliptical Islands

The Islands of Boston Bay

30. Rectangular and Straight-Sided Islands

Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti; Corsica and Sardinia; Madagascar

31. Zigzag Islands

The Dalmatian Islands in the Adriatic Sea; Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay

32. Island Chains or Island Arcs

The Aleutians and Other Island Arcs of the Pacific

33. Islands. A Double Chain

The Lesser Antilles

34. Oceanic Islands

Atolls of the Pacific Ocean

35. Oceanic Islands

The Hawaiian Islands

36. Isolated Islands

Sable Island off Nova Scotia

III. Rivers

General Remarks

37. River Embayments

The Delaware (Delaware Bay); the Susquehanna (Chesapeake Bay), and the Potomac

38. River Locations

The Missouri and the Ohio

39. River Locations

Piedmont Rivers. The San Joaquin, the Po, and the Danube Rivers

40. River Patterns. Parallel Rivers

The Rivers of Northern France

41. River Patterns. Parallel Rivers

Rivers of the Atlantic Seaboard; Some Rivers of Nebraska

42. River Patterns. More Parallel Rivers

Yazoo Type. The Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers

43. River Patterns. Trellis Rivers


44. River Patterns. Rectangular Rivers

The Adirondack Mountains

45. River Patterns. Radial Rivers

Mount Rainier

46. River Patterns. More Radial Rivers

Southern France

47. River Patterns. Centripetal (Center-Flowing) Streams

Northern France

48. River Patterns. Ring-Like or Annular Rivers

South Dakota

49. River Patterns. Irregularity Branching or Dendritic Streams

Western Pennsylvania

50. Interrupted or "Lost" Rivers

Southern Indiana; Yugoslavia

51. More Interrupted Rivers

Nevada; Mexico; Persia; Australia

52. Water Gaps

Delaware Gap; Susquehanna Water Gaps

53. Water Gaps and Wind Gaps

The Blue Ridge, Virginia

54. More Water Gaps

Columbia River Dalles Across the Cascade Mountains; Sevier River Gap, Utah

55. River Sources. Hot Springs and Geysers

Yellowstone Park; North Island, New Zealand

56. Underground Rivers and Caves

The Cave Belt of Virginia and Pennsylvania

57. Waterfalls

The Great Falls of the Potomac at Washington; the Schuylkill Falls at Philadelphia; the Fall Line

58. Waterfalls

Yosemite Falls, and Other Falls of the Yosemite Valley

59. Waterfalls

Some Falls and Mill Cities of the Northeastern States


IV. Lakes

60. Rectangular Lakes

Lake Placid, New York; Baskatong Lake, Canada; Manda Lake, Tanganyika, Africa

61. Lake Regions of the World

Northern North America and Europe, Represented by Ontario, Canada

62. Some Finger-Lake and Related Fiord Regions of the World

Northern Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, and Chile

63. Lake Swarms. Some High Mountain Lakes

Glacier Park

64. Lake Swarms. Some Dry-Region Lakes

Lakes of Western Nebraska

65. Lake Swarms

Lakes of Florida; Lakes of China

66. Lake Belts

Minnesota, Finland, Germany

67. Unusual Lakes

The Salton Sea, California

68. Shallow Lakes and Swamps

Four Great Swamplands of Africa. The Timbuktu Region; Lake Chad Region; the Sudd of the Nile, and the Okavango Swamp

69. Some Volcanic-Region Lakes

The Lakes of Mexico; the Lakes of Armenia

70. Some Very Deep Lakes

Tanganyika, Nyasa, Baikal, the Dead Sea

71. Some Straight-Sided Lakes

The Lakes of Southern Sweden

V. Cities

72. Circular Cities

The City Plans of Paris


More Unanswered Problems


Product Details

Monmonier, Mark
Monmonier, Mark
Monmonier, Mark
Lobek, Armin K.
Lobeck, Armin K.
Lobeck, A. K.
University of Chicago Press
Chicago :
Physical geography
Map reading
Earth Sciences - Geography
Edition Description:
Series Volume:
no. 38
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
line drawings throughout
10.5 x 7.5 in

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