Great Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465435611
Size: 67.57 MB
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The latest in a lavishly illustrated DK series about masterpieces, this fascinating book tells the stories behind great maps and reveals how they have helped people to make sense of their world.

Great City Maps

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465459065
Size: 77.75 MB
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The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to ...

A History Of The World In Twelve Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 9780670023394
Size: 11.41 MB
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A survey of twelve maps from ancient Greece to Google Earth examines how they have influenced how the world is seen, revealing how historical geographical depictions were subject to deliberate manipulations to promote a range of special ...

Trading Territories

Author: Jerry Brotton
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781861890115
Size: 37.11 MB
Format: PDF
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In this generously illustrated book, Jerry Brotton documents the dramatic changes in the nature of geographical representation which took place during the sixteenth century, and suggests that they tell us a great deal about the ...

Knowledge Encyclopedia

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409350282
Size: 31.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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From 3D images of the sun and the inside of a shark to a 3D DNA strand and a model of Shakespeare's globe, this is an amazing visual introduction to every aspect of human knowledge.

The Curious Map Book

Author: Ashley Baynton-Williams
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022623729X
Size: 43.93 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With The Curious Map Book, Ashley Baynton-Williams gathers an amazing, chronologically ordered variety of cartographic gems, mainly from the vast collection of the British Library.

Ancient Perspectives

Author: Richard J. A. Talbert
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226789373
Size: 74.47 MB
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Even though none of these civilizations devised the means to measure time or distance with precision, they still conceptualized their surroundings, natural and man-made, near and far, and felt the urge to record them by inventive means that ...

Antique Maps

Author: Carl Moreland
Publisher: Phaidon Press
ISBN: 9780714829548
Size: 21.30 MB
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A beautiful edition in itself, this timeless volume evokes the elegance of maps from the past and the charm of all the distant places they suggest, to show them not only as historical artefacts but also as works of art.

Magnificent Maps

Author: Peter Barber
Publisher: British Library Board
ISBN: 9780712350938
Size: 53.23 MB
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Presents a catalog of an exhibition focusing on the history of wall maps, painted maps, and globes.