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RETHINKING THE POWER OF MAPS

By: Wood, Denis

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: The Guilford Press: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000047020

ISBN: 1593853661

Condition: Good


A contemporary follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this book tak es a fresh look at what maps do, whose interests they serve, and how they c an be used in surprising, creative, and radical ways. Denis Wood describes how cartography facilitated the rise of the modern state and how maps conti nue to embody and project the interests of their creators. He demystifies t he hidden assumptions of mapmaking and explores the promises and limitation s of diverse counter-mapping practices today. Thought-provoking illustratio ns include U.S. Geological Survey maps; electoral and transportation ... View more info