The Power of Maps

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The Power of Maps [Paperback] Denis Wood (Author)

From Library Journal This book accompanies an exhibit called "The Power of Maps," which is being held at New York City's Cooper Hewitt Museum from October 1992 to March 1993. For those not fortunate enough to see the exhibit, the book stands by itself. It aims to show that every cartographer has an agenda of some kind and to assist the map user in figuring out that agenda. The writing is entertaining but a bit wordy and irritatingly full of ellipses. In addition, though cocurator Wood's thinking is often quite good, the reader must still beware of flights of fancy, as when he gives a facetious reason for why United States Geological Survey maps don't have full legends on each. For general collections and collections on cartography. - Mary L. Larsgaard, Univ. of California-Santa Barbara Map & Imagery Lab Lib. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Paperback: 248 pages Publisher: The Guilford Press; 1 edition (October 16, 1992) Language: English

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