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Description - All Over the Map: A Cartographic Odyssey by Betsy Mason

In this visually stunning book, award-winning journalists Betsy Mason and Greg Miller--authors of the National Geographic cartography blog "All Over the Map"--explore the intriguing stories behind maps from a wide variety of cultures, civilizations, and time periods. Based on interviews with scores of leading cartographers, curators, historians, and scholars, this is a remarkable selection of fascinating and unusual maps.

This diverse compendium includes ancient maps of dragon-filled seas, elaborate graphics picturing unseen concepts and forces from inside Earth to outer space, devious maps created by spies, and maps from pop culture such as the schematics to the Death Star and a map of Westeros from Game of Thrones. If your brain craves maps--and Mason and Miller would say it does, whether you know it or not--this eye-opening visual feast will inspire and delight.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781426219726
Format: Hardback
(292mm x 241mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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