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  • Rediscovering the Worldby Benjamin D. Hennig

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    ‘We need new maps’ is the central claim made in this book. In a world increasingly influenced by human action and interaction, we still rely heavily on mapping techniques that were invented to discover unknown places and explore our physical environment. Although the traditional concept of a map is currently being revived in digital environments,... more...

  • Mr Selden's Map of Chinaby Timothy Brook

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 25.31

    In 1659, a vast and unusual map of China arrived in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It was bequeathed by John Selden, a London business lawyer, political activist, former convict, MP and the city's first Orientalist scholar. Largely ignored, it remained in the bowels of the library, until called up by an inquisitive reader. When Timothy Brook saw it... more...

  • Rhumb Lines and Map Warsby Mark Monmonier

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    In Rhumb Lines and Map Wars , Mark Monmonier offers an insightful, richly illustrated account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy. He takes us back to 1569, when Mercator announced a clever method of portraying the earth on a flat surface, creating the first projection to take into account the earth's roundness.... more...

  • Early Mapping of Southeast Asiaby Thomas Suarez

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 39.95

    Early Mapping of Southeast Asia follows the story of mapmaking, exploration and colonization in Asia from the 16th to the 19th centuries. It surveys Southeast Asia's geography and civilizations, its maps and their influence on Western worldviews, as well as the image of Southeast Asia in the eyes of its neighbors. more...

  • Mapping China and Managing the Worldby Richard J. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95

    From the founding of the Qin dynasty in 221 BCE to the present, the Chinese have been preoccupied with the notion of ordering their world. Efforts to create and maintain order are expressed not only in China?s bureaucratic institutions and methods of social and economic organization but also in Chinese philosophy, religious and secular ritual, and... more...

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