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Writers know only too well how long it can take—and how awkward it can be—to describe spatial relationships with words alone. And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words, a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly, succinctly, and effectively.

In his acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts. In Mapping it Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography—the visual, two-dimensional organization of information—to heighten the impact of their books and articles.

This concise, practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design, from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change. Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas, from literary criticism to sociology. He demonstrates, for example, various techniques for representing changes and patterns; different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information; and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms, such as visibility base maps, frame-rectangle symbols, and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships.

There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation, cartobibliographies, copyright and permissions, facsimile reproduction, and the evaluation of source materials. Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen-and-ink drafting, and how to work with a cartographic illustrator.

Clearly written, and filled with real-world examples, Mapping it Out demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences.

"A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted. It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye-catching cartograms, as they are called. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. It may even teach you to find your way."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

Book News Annotation:

A concise guide to principles of graphic logic and design, intended for a readership often negligent of the need for maps in their writings. It is more needed by the editors who allow geography-dependent monographs to slop into print illuminated by no usable map. A very important message.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-291) and index.

About the Author

Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse Universitys Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Table of Contents

1. Maps in the Humanities and Social Sciences

2. Scale, Perspective, and Generalization

3. Visual Variables and Cartographic Symbols

4. Map Goals, Map Titles, and Creative Labeling

5. Cartographic Sources and Map Compilation

6. Statistical Maps, Data Scalaing, and Data Classification

7. Mapping Movement, Change, and Process

8. Relational Maps and Integrative Cartography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226534176
Author:
Monmonier, Mark
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Monmonier, Mark
Author:
Monmonier, Mark S.
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Atlases
Subject:
Humanities
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Social sciences -- Graphic methods.
Subject:
Humanities -- Graphic methods.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Atlases - General
Subject:
Travel-Atlases
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Series Volume:
ONRFE M7
Publication Date:
19930631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
112 maps, 1 halftone
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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