How to Lie With Maps (Paperback)

Author: Monmonier, Mark

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Explains the basic principles of map making, tells how to evaluate maps critically, and looks at Nazi propaganda maps, real estate developers plans, and environmental impact maps *Author: Monmonier, Mark *Publication Date: 1996/04/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50


Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226534213
SKU 31889547
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226534219
Release Date 4/1/1996
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.5T
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Editors Note 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. 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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