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Mathematical geography. Cartography

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  • Mapping Latin Americaby Jordana Dym; Karl Offen

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 31.00

    For many, a map is nothing more than a tool used to determine the location or distribution of something—a country, a city, or a natural resource. But maps reveal much more: to really read a map means to examine what it shows and what it doesn’t, and to ask who made it, why, and for whom. The contributors to this new volume ask these... more...

  • Principles of Map Designby Judith A. Tyner

    Guilford Publications 2010; US$ 45.00

    This authoritative, reader-friendly text presents core principles of good map design that apply regardless of production methods or technical approach. The book addresses the crucial questions that arise at each step of making a map Who is the audience? What is the purpose of the map? Where and how will it be used? Students get the knowledge needed... more...

  • Charting the Worldby Richard Panchyk

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their... more...

  • Geographic Visualizationby Martin Dodge; Mary McDerby; Martin Turner

    Wiley 2011; US$ 123.95

    Geographic Visualization: Concepts, Tools and Applications  is a ‘state-of-the-art’ review of the latest developments in the subject. It examines how new concepts, methods and tools can be creatively applied to solve problems relevant to a wide range of topics.  The text covers the impact of three-dimensional displays on user... more...

  • GIS Cartographyby Gretchen N. Peterson

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 104.95

    Maps, either printed or digital, can create effective communication with bosses, clients, other scientists, and the public. However, entry level GISers often find that map design was given short shrift in their pre-professional life. It is time for the GIS field, which is maturing in other ways, to improve its skills in this area. Based on the author?s... more...

  • Koreaby John Rennie Short

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 36.00

    The first general history of Korea as seen through maps, Korea: A Cartographic History provides a beautifully illustrated introduction to how Korea was and is represented cartographically. John Rennie Short, one of today’s most prolific and well-respected geographers, encapsulates six hundred years of maps made by Koreans and non-Koreans... more...

  • A History of Spacesby John Pickles

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 75.95

    This book provides an essential insight into the practices and ideas of maps and map-making. It draws on a wide range of social theorists, and theorists of maps and cartography, to show how maps and map-making have shaped the spaces in which we live. Going beyond the focus of traditional cartography, the book draws on examples of the use of maps from... more...

  • King's Two Mapsby Daniel Birkholz

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    While a culture may have a dominant way of "mapping," its geography is always plural, and there is always competition among conceptions of space. Beginning with this understanding, this book traces the map's early development into an emblem of the state, and charts the social and cultural implications of this phenomenon. This book chronicles the specific... more...

  • Physical and Information Models in Geographyby Richard J. Chorley; Peter Haggett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1967, this book explores the theme of geographical generalization, or model building. It is composed of eight of the chapters from the original Models in Geography , published in 1967. The first chapter broadly outlines geographical generalization and examines the nature and function of generalized statements, ranging from conceptual... more...

  • Learning and Teaching with Mapsby Patrick Wiegand

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 50.95

    A comprehensive and authoritative account of how primary school children and teachers can use maps to enhance learning and deepen understanding of this essential skill. It includes all aspects of map use, such as reading and interpreting maps and using maps to find the way, covering maps of all scales, including globes and atlases. The text is extensively... more...