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    DescriptionShortlisted as the Best Irish-Published Book of the Year at the 2013 Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards A Portrait of Dublin in Maps is a unique piece of work. Most countries produce large, comprehensive national atlases, but no similar atlas has been produced for any major city. Each map covers a single view of the whole city at a relatively small scale, covering a single theme or subject, so that patterns and interrelationships can be appreciated and the structure and working of the city can be better understood. The atlas deals with intangible things, such as social class, economic status, politics and religion, and also hidden things, such as the city's geology, drainage, water and electricity supply. It also deals with the past, providing a comprehensible picture of how Dublin developed over time. The internet provides access to a massive amount of information relating to the city of Dublin, but most of it is diffuse and difficult to locate, handle and compare. By contrast, this atlas contains between its covers a vast array of information which is clear and whose parts are directly comparable because of the standard form and scale of each map and the comprehensive range of themes covered. This ground-breaking book will delight native Dubliners and visitors to the city alike. Every major city in Europe should have one.


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    Title
    A Portrait of Dublin in Maps
    Subtitle
    History, Geography, People, Society
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Muiris De Buitleir
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 222 mm
    Height: 292 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780717156160
    ISBN 10: 0717156168
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: WTR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 15
    DC22: 912.4
    BISAC V2.8: TRV027000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 54
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13400
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    LC classification: H
    Abridged Dewey: 300
    BISAC V2.8: SOC053000
    BIC subject category V2: GBG, 1DBR
    DC23: 912.41835
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/URBSTD
    Thema V1.0: GTM, WTR, RGX
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDR
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    125
    Publisher
    Gill & Macmillan Ltd
    Imprint name
    Gill & Macmillan Ltd
    Publication date
    15 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Dublin
    Author Information
    Muiris de Buitleir has lived in Dublin all his life. Although he originally studied architecture at the Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, he found that his true interest lay with surveying and maps. He holds a master's degree in geographical information systems and is currently president of the Irish Institution of Surveyors. Now retired, he was a surveyor and cartographer with the Office of Public Works and subsequently geographical information systems manager with Duchas-the Heritage Service and the Department of the Environment. This book is the culmination of his interest in maps and his love of Dublin.
    Review quote
    "The historical coverage segment is particularly valuable, offering maps from 1610 up to 2005. . . A gorgeous curio." -- Library Journal "Library Journal"