Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age.
In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'.
Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.
|Title||:||A History of the World in Twelve Maps|
|Format Type||:||eBook PDF / e-Pub|
|Category||:||Géologie, Livres, Science et nature, Histoire, Monde, Ouvrages de référence, Atlas et cartes, Sciences de la Terre|
When it comes to sex, good girl Skyler Thompson always plays it safe, choosing stable and sedate over wild and thrilling. She doesn't do one-night-stands, but one look at sinfully sexy Gage Holt and she's willing to reconsider. He makes her want to be bad for once in her life, and she's prepared to A History of the World in Twelve Maps epub / PDF Books
A man, a former assassin, who is now in love, a man on his honeymoon, who vows to leave the killing behind him.That is, until someone sets their eyes on revenge and goes after his woman. Now someone is going to find out just what a Savage he really is.Savage Ending is the fourth and final book in th A History of the World in Twelve Maps epub books
I dont even feel like Ive scratched the surface of what I can do with PythonWith Python Tricks: The Book youll discover Pythons best practices and the power of beautiful & Pythonic code with simple examples and a step-by-step narrative.You'll get one step closer to mastering Python, so you can w A History of the World in Twelve Maps epub books
"Just friends" is all Brooke and Dylan have ever been. (Except for that one night in high school, but they dont talk about that.) Growing up, he was her protector. Her confidant. The one guy she could always trust.Now shes a marine biologist working toward her PhD in California, and hes an u A History of the World in Twelve Maps pdf books
How could General Electricperhaps Americas most iconic corporationsuffer such a swift and sudden fall from grace? This is the definitive history of General Electrics epic decline, as told by the two Wall Street Journal reporters who covered its fall. Since its founding in 1892, GE has been more A History of the World in Twelve Maps epub books
At once intimate and literally operatic, it's everything I love about Katherine Addison's writing, in ways I didn't know to expect. I loved it. John Scalzi Katherine Addison returns to the glittering world she created for her beloved novel, The Goblin Emperor, in this stand-alone sequelWhen the youn A History of the World in Twelve Maps pdf books
NOW THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESTHE MASTERPIECE THAT BECAME A CULTURAL PHENOMENON Winter is coming. Such is the stern motto of House Stark, the northernmost of the fiefdoms that owe allegiance to King Robert Baratheon in far-off Kings Landing. There Eddard Stark of Winterfell r A History of the World in Twelve Maps pdf books
<i>FPV Flight Dynamics</i> is the in-depth handbook designed to catapult Rookies and Intermediates into the Advanced levels and beyond.<br><br>Whether youre new to UAVs, a camera drone operator looking to dive into Acro, or an experienced miniquad ripper stuck in FPV purgator A History of the World in Twelve Maps epub books
Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather and the stress of the approaching holiday season, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family. A History of the World in Twelve Maps epub books
STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD - OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS - IN STEPHEN FRY'S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOSOrder TROY now, Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever told'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best A History of the World in Twelve Maps epub books