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'Substance packed... thought provoking without being complicated or convoluted.' - The Geographical Review.

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'An ingenious way of looking at the world.' - Howard Zinn, bestselling author, A People’s History of the United States.

'Compulsively readable!' - Prof. John Andrews, Trinity College, Dublin.

'Provocative... Should challenge undergraduates.' - Malcolm Lewis, University of Sheffield.

'Teachers of all grades would benefit greatly from the discussion of the power of maps to shape our thoughts.' - Reed Stewart, Professor of Geography and Anthropology, Bridgewater State College, USA.

This book explains the principles behind the Peters’ Projection Map and a dozen other unique maps. Includes over 70 maps and illustrations (including a redrawing of Mercator’s original map - unavailable since the 1950s), Minard’s map of Napoleans’s march on Moscow and routes of African Slave Trading.

From the foreword: “One problem for mapmakers is how to represent the round Earth on flat paper. The technique used to do this is called ‘map projection’, and there are hundreds of way to do it. Each projection has certain strengths. Each has profound weaknesses. No single map can give you the full picture of our amazing and bountiful planet. If you look at the world from only one vantage point you risk missing much. Our lives are enriched when we begin to see things from a different point of view.”

Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 215 x 278mm
Page extent: 160 pages
Publication date: January 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1-904456-55-1

Date added: February 23, 2007

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