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Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts.the uglier results of Americaa#39;s century of road and automobile culture: suburban sprawl, rusha€”hour traffic, air pollution, those bumper stickers where Calvin from Calvin andHohhes pees on the Chevy logo. ... The size of America makes our national fascination with maps different from cartophilia in other parts of the world a€”Britain, for instance. ... love of maps, and their government Ordnance Surveya#39;s a€œ Explorera€ maps, with their iconic orange covers, still sell in the millions every year.

Author:Ken Jennings
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2011-09-20


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