Cartographies of Danger
Mapping Hazards in America New edition
By (author) Mark S. Monmonier
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Cartographies of Danger by Mark S. Monmonier
Book DescriptionThe text explains how maps can tell us a lot about where we can anticipate certain hazards, but also how maps can be dangerously misleading. It considers that although it is important to predict and prepare for catastrophic natural hazards, more subtle and persistent phenomena such as pollution and crime also pose serious dangers that we have to cope with on a daily basis. Hazard-zone maps, the text explains, highlight these more insidious hazards and raise awareness about them among planners, local officials and the public. With the help of many maps illustrating examples from all corners of the United States, the text demonstrates how hazard mapping reflects not just scientific understanding of hazards but also perceptions of risk and how risk can be reduced.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226534190
(231mm x 155mm x 21mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mark S. Monmonier
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Spying with Maps, Paperback (April 2004)
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Air Apparent, Paperback (November 2000)
Presenting the story of the weather map, this book traces its history; discusses debates among scientists on the enigma of storms and global change; explains strategies for mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disaster; and exposes the efforts to detect and control air pollution.
Maps with the News, Paperback (July 1999)» View all books by Mark S. Monmonier
An assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism. The text traces the use of maps in American news reporting from the 18th century to the 1980s, and explores why and how journalistic maps have achieved such importance.
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Author Biography - Mark S. Monmonier
Mark Monmonier is distinguished professor of geography at Syracuse University s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs."
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