Cartography in the
Edited by Mark Monmonier
Maps tell us more than merely how to get there from here. As one of the oldest forms of human communication, they express the many ways we attempt to understand the world. For more than thirty years, the History of Cartography Project has charted the course for scholarship on cartography. From aerial photography to the Internet, the technologies of the twentieth century transformed both the production and consumption of maps. Volume 6 of the authoritative History of Cartography series covers this pivotal century, in which mapping became an important tool for coping with complexity, organizing knowledge, and influencing public opinion in all parts of the globe and at all levels of society. The first volume in the long-running series to be arranged in encyclopedic format, it includes articles ranging from short pieces on key individuals and institutions to multipart entries on such broad topics as topographic mapping, military mapping by major powers, and wayfinding and travel maps. This definitive volume is a reference work of first resort for all who study and love maps.
• A two-part boxed set
• Features 529 articles
• More than 300 expert contributors from around the world
• More than 1,100 images
• The first volume in the series to include color images throughout
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Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He has been editor of The American Cartographer and president of the American Cartographic Association and has served on advisory panels for the National Research Council and the US Environmental Protection Agency.
The History of Cartography Project is prepared at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and published by the University of Chicago Press. Matthew Edney is the Project Director at Wisconsin. He is also Osher Professor in the History of Cartography and Osher Map Library faculty scholar at the University of Southern Maine.