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The Mapmakers: Revised Edition

The Mapmakers: Revised Edition

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By (author) John Noble Wilford

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 28mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 4 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0375708502
  • ISBN 13: 9780375708503
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: 10 ILLUSTRATIONS AND 40 MAPS
  • Sales rank: 343,070

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In his classic text, two-time Pulitzer Prize--winner John Noble Wilford recounts the history of cartography from antiquity to the space age. With this revised edition, Wilford brings the story up to the present day, as he shows the impact of new technologies that make it possible for cartographers to go where no one has been before, from the deepest reaches of the universe (where astronomers are mapping time as well as space) to the inside of the human brain. These modern-day mapmakers join the many earlier adventurers-including ancient Greek stargazers, Renaissance seafarers, and the explorers who mapped the American West-whose exploits shape this dramatic story of human inventiveness and limitless curiosity.

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John Noble Wilford is a science correspondent for "The New York Times. "He lives in New York.

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In his classic text, two-time Pulitzer Prize--winner John Noble Wilford recounts the history of cartography from antiquity to the space age. With this revised edition, Wilford brings the story up to the present day, as he shows the impact of new technologies that make it possible for cartographers to go where no one has been before, from the deepest reaches of the universe (where astronomers are mapping time as well as space) to the inside of the human brain. These modern-day mapmakers join the many earlier adventurers-including ancient Greek stargazers, Renaissance seafarers, and the explorers who mapped the American West-whose exploits shape this dramatic story of human inventiveness and limitless curiosity."