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    Apollo's Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination (Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imaginati) (Paperback) By (author) Denis E. Cosgrove

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    Description"Earthbound humans are unable to embrace more than a tiny part of the planetary surface. But in their imagination they can grasp the whole of the earth, as a surface or a solid body, to locate it within infinities of space and to communicate and share images of it."-from the Preface Long before we had the ability to photograph the earth from space-to see our planet as it would be seen by the Greek god Apollo-images of the earth as a globe had captured popular imagination. In Apollo's Eye, geographer Denis Cosgrove examines the historical implications for the West of conceiving and representing the earth as a globe: a unified, spherical body. Cosgrove traces how ideas of globalism and globalization have shifted historically in relation to changing images of the earth, from antiquity to the Space Age. He connects the evolving image of a unified globe to politically powerful conceptions of human unity.

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    Apollo's Eye
    A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Denis E. Cosgrove
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801874444
    ISBN 10: 0801874440

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    DC22: 910.9
    BIC subject category V2: JFCX, HBT
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    BIC subject category V2: RGV
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000, HIS010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, SCI030000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 526.09
    LC classification: G71.5 \.C6
    Thema V1.0: TQ, JBCC9, NHT, RGV
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    49 halftones, 5 line drawings
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    17 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Baltimore, MD
    Author Information
    Denis Cosgrove is Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. His previous books include The Iconography of Landscape, The Palladian Landscape: Geographical Change and Its Cultural Representations in Sixteenth-Century Italy, Social Formation and Symbolic Landscape, and Mappings.
    Review quote
    Well written, copiously illustrated, and with an excellent section of notes at the end of each chapter, the author and publishers of this book are to be commended. -- David Cooper Geography The richly embroidered garment he has woven together provides a really stimulating argument for anyone interested in the links between representation and political process... Apollo's Eye is constantly thought-provoking. -- Chris Perkins Society of Cartographers Bulletin Apollo's Eye will appeal to a broad range of readers, in part because its subject is so keenly relevant to current world events. Cosgrove's erudition is as impressive as ever... Cosgrove shows convincingly how successive understandings of the globe were inflected and distinguished by new technologies and techniques of analysis and representation. -- David L. Hays Cultural Geographies 2004 A fascinating and unique history. -- Sylvia Bender Western Association of Map Libraries 2006
    Table of contents
    Contents: 1 Imperial and Poetic Globe 2 Classical Globe 3 Christian Globe 4 Oceanic Globe 5 Visionary Globe 6 Emblematic Globe and the Poetics of the World 7 Enlightened Globe 8 Modern Globe 9 Virtual Globe