Synopses & Reviews
In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman and#160;J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships.and#160;For the fourth edition of Maps and Civilization, Thrower has added an additional chapter that serves to bring the volume completely up to date.
About the Author
Norman J. W. Thrower is professor emeritus of geography at UCLA. His other books include: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A Longer View of Newton and Halley, Sir Francis Drake and the Famous Voyage, 1577andndash;1580, Original Survey and Land Subdivision, and The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the andldquo;HMS Paramore,andrdquo;1698andndash;1701.
Table of Contents
ONEand#160;Introduction: Maps of Preliterate Peoples
TWOMaps of Classical Antiquity
THREEEarly Maps of East and South Asia
Cartography in Europe and Islam in the Middle Ages
The Rediscovery of Ptolemy and Cartography in Renaissance Europe
Cartography in the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
Diversification and Development in the Nineteenth Century
Modern Cartography: Official and Quasi-Official Maps
Modern Cartography: Private andand#160;Institutional Maps
Selected Map Projections
Short List of Isograms