Illustrates how maps tell us as much about the people and the powers which create them, as about the places they show. Presents historical and contemporary evidence of how the human urge to describe, understand and control the world is presented through the medium of mapping, together with the individual and environmental constraints of the creator of the map.
Table of Contents
1. The History of Cartography2. The Shape and Contents of Maps3. Navigation, Maps and Accuracy4. Representing Others5. Mapping Territory6. New Scales, New Viewpoints7. Geographic Information Systems8. Alternative Views9. Representing the Future and the Future of Representation