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Show More Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection by Mark Monmonier.
Chicago, 242 pp., £17.50, November 2004, 0 226 53431 6Show More
“... exploration by sea and land. As the multiple volumes of The History of Cartography, edited by J.B. Harley and David Woodward, have shown in painstaking detail, the history of maps – their creation, use and abuse – is the history of a whole series of human efforts to comprehend and organise the physical and social worlds. Monmonier, who is the editor of the ...”