On the map : a mind-expanding exploration of the way the world looks / Simon Garfield.
Author: Garfield, Simon.
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, c2013.
ISBN: 9781592407798 (hbk.)
Description: 464 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Subject: Cartography History.
Notes: Col. maps on lining pages.
Contents: For the love of maps / Dava Sobel -- The map that wrote itself -- What great minds knew -- The men who sold the world -- The world takes shape -- Venice, China and a trip to the moon -- The mystery of Vinland -- Welcome to Amerigo -- What's the good of Mercator? -- The world in a book -- Mapping a cittee (without forder troble) -- Six increasingly coordinated tales of the ordnance survey -- The legendary mountains of Kong -- The opening of America and the gridding of Manhattan -- Cholera and the map that stopped it -- "X" marks the spot: Treasure Island -- The worst journey in the world to the last place to be mapped -- Maps in all our hands: a brief history of the guidebook -- Casablanca, Harry Potter and where Jennifer Aniston lives -- How to make a very big globe -- The biggest map dealer, the biggest map thief -- Driving into lakes: how GPS put the world in a box -- Pass go and proceed directly to Skyrim -- Mapping the brain -- The instant, always-on, me-mapping of everywhere.
Summary: Examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history, and shares cartography stories and map lore.