"Illustrated with one hundred of the world's most beautiful and fascinating maps An expert author and consulting team deliver a rich and authoritative history of cartography
This thought-provoking history of cartography focuses on 100 key maps that changed human understanding of the world around us, changed the course of map-making itself, or directly influenced the path of history. It reveals how different peoples have observed and represented their world through the ages and explores the human fascination with maps. It addresses how maps have been used for navigation, exploration, wartime propaganda and planning, and to project national goals. Informative, insightful and absorbing, To the Ends of the Earth is a fascinating book that will appeal to scholars, lovers of history, collectors, and anyone who is interested in maps."
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Jeremy Harwood studied history at Christ Church, Oxford, England. He has conceived, edited and authored many books, including the Dictionary of Battles, The Secret History of Freemasonry and Command. He is the head of History and General Reference Publishing for Reader's Digest in the United Kingdom.
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Descrizione libro David & Charles, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0715325396