Power Of Maps

Power Of Maps

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If every map has a perspective, a point of view, whose interest do they serve? "The Power of Maps" re-examines the maps we have known all our lives to reconsider what and how they tell us about the places we know and the places we learn about. The pretence of objective, "scientific" map-making is demolished as the author explores how maps can change the way we see our world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 55 maps, line drawings
  • 0415096650
  • 9780415096652

Table of contents

1. Maps Work by Serving Interests 2. Maps Are Embedded in a History They Help Construct 3. Every Map Shows This ... But Not That 4. The Interest the Map Serves Is Masked 5. The Interest Is Embodied in the Map in Signs and Myths 6. Each Sign Has a History 7. The Interest the Map Serves Can Be Yours.
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