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    DescriptionOriginally published to wide acclaim, this illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. Monmonier shows that, despite their immense value, maps lie. In fact, they must. The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters, 10 color plates, and a new foreword by renowned geographer H. J. de Blij. One new chapter examines the role of national interest and cultural values in national mapping organizations, including the United States Geological Survey, while the other explores the new breed of multimedia, computer-based maps. To show how maps distort, Monmonier introduces basic principles of mapmaking, gives entertaining examples of the misuse of maps in situations from zoning disputes to census reports, and covers all the typical kinds of distortions from deliberate oversimplifications to the misleading use of color.


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    Title
    How to Lie with Maps
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark S. Monmonier, Foreword by H.J. de Blij
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226534213
    ISBN 10: 0226534219
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: GBGP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: RGV
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI030000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Abridged Dewey: 526
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 526
    B&T Approval Code: A19300000
    BISAC V2.8: TEC048000
    DC20: 910.0148
    LC classification: G108.7.M66, G108.7 .M66 1996
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: RGXP, RGV
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    10 colour plates, 7 halftones, 111 maps
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    01 May 1996
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
    Back cover copy
    Originally published to wide acclaim, this lively, cleverly illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. As Monmonier show, maps not only point the way and provide information, maps lie. In fact, they must.