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    DescriptionMapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popular culture, from Gulliver's Island to Gilligan's Island. There are speculative maps of the world before it was known, and maps to secret places known only to the mapmaker. Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention."You Are Here" is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places you're not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: an exploration of the ideal country estate from a dog's perspective; a guide to buried treasure on Skeleton Island; a trip down the road to success; or the world as imagined by an inmate of a mental institution. With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, "You are Here" gives the reader a breath-taking view of worlds, both real and imaginary.

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    You are Here
    Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Katharine Harmon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9781568984308
    ISBN 10: 1568984308

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25860
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AKC
    DC22: 912
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    BIC subject category V2: RGV
    Abridged Dewey: 912
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    Ingram Subject Code: TE
    Libri: I-TE
    BISAC V2.8: DES007000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: TEC048000
    LC classification: GA105.5, GA105.3 .H346 2004
    Thema V1.0: AKC, RGV
    Illustrations note
    100 illustrations, (50 colour )
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    15 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Katharine Harmon is a principal at Tributary Books in Seattle, Washington.