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This book provides an essential reading of the practices and ideas of mapping and mapmaking. It draws on a wide range of social theorists, and theorists of maps and cartography, to explore the many ways in which cartographic reason has coded our world.

Synopsis:

This book provides an essential insight into the practices and ideas of maps and map-making. It draws on a wide range of social theorists, and theorists of maps and cartography, to show how maps and map-making have shaped the spaces in which we live.

Going beyond the focus of traditional cartography, the book draws on examples of the use of maps from the sixteenth century to the present, including their role in projects of the national and colonial state, emergent capitalism and the planetary consciousness of the natural sciences. It also considers the use of maps for military purposes, maps that have coded modern conceptions of health, disease and social character, and maps of the transparent human body and the transparent earth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415144988
Author:
Pickles, John
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Pickles John
Location:
London
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Geography-General
Series Volume:
cahier no 36
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.14x6.18x.52 in. .96 lbs.

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Product details 256 pages Routledge - English 9780415144988 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book provides an essential insight into the practices and ideas of maps and map-making. It draws on a wide range of social theorists, and theorists of maps and cartography, to show how maps and map-making have shaped the spaces in which we live.

Going beyond the focus of traditional cartography, the book draws on examples of the use of maps from the sixteenth century to the present, including their role in projects of the national and colonial state, emergent capitalism and the planetary consciousness of the natural sciences. It also considers the use of maps for military purposes, maps that have coded modern conceptions of health, disease and social character, and maps of the transparent human body and the transparent earth.

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