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Seeing Through Maps the Power of Imageby Ward Kaiser
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Book News Annotation:
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<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
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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