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Maps become a means of seeing the world from many perspectives in this appealing guide, which is aimed at training readers to look at images with a critical eye. The authors (a social scientist and a pastor/community organizer) challenge readers to stretch their intellectual boundaries while they wrap their minds around demonstrations of the many ways of making maps and the truth that no way is "the right one." A final chapter provides a guide to using map projections in human resource development and adult education. It's a smart book but not a beautiful one—many of the illustrations went muddy in the transfer from color to b&w, and seven unlovely pages of the publisher's advertising precede the index. Wide format: 11x8.5<">.
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1. The multiple truths of the mappable world — 2. The many ways of making maps — 3. Unpacking maps — 4. Three popular compromise projections — 5. Pushing the boundary of the map — 6. The power of images — 7. Seeing through maps.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781931057004
Subtitle:
(the power of images to shape our world view )
Author:
Kaiser, Ward
Publisher:
ODT Inc.
Location:
Amherst, MA
Subject:
Maps
Subject:
Cartography
Subject:
Map projection
Series Volume:
no. 787
Publication Date:
c2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
viii, 152 p.

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