EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield


  • Hardcover
  • 464
  • On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does
  • Simon Garfield
  • English
  • 07 November 2020
  • 9781592407798

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characters On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does 107 Ava Sobel and packed with fascinating tales of cartographic intrigue outsize personalities and amusing “pocket maps” on an array of subjects from how to fold a map to the strangest maps on the Internet On the Map is a rich historical tapestry infused with Garfield’s signature narrative flair Map obsessives and everyone who loved Just My Type will be lining up to join Garfield on his audacious journey through time and around the glo. I m still not sure I ve completely read this book because I found it impossible to read it straight through beginning to end as the bits and pieces of it are so much fun as to be totally distracting I felt like I had ADD the entire time I was reading it or trying toOkay he started out with the Great Library of Alexandria and since I m a huge fan anyway and I m writing a series set in and around there I was hooked from the get go by passages like this one Mark Antony replenished the Library s stocks in 37 BC by raiding the Library of Pergamum and donating some two hundred thousand volumes as a wedding present to CleopatraThat may be the best thing I know about that feckless loser and even then he was a thiefThe chapters are broken up by what Garfield calls road maps shorter chapters on specific maps How I ask you was I innocently reading through the Table of C

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characters On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does 107 Ut in cars Scientists have even suggested that mapping not language is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape dom Follow the history of maps from the early explorers’ maps and the awe inspiring medieval Mappa Mundi to Google Maps and the satellite renderings on our smartphones Garfield explores the uniue way that maps relate and realign our history and reflect the best and worst of what makes us humanFeaturing a foreword by D. This fascinating geographical look at our world is completely enthralling and which takes you on the most exciting remarkable journey This beautiful book is something to treasure and which will delight fans of Geography fine art and those who wish to explore the world and study different continents and countries This book explores our loves for maps and for looking at the world and which many readers including myself will find not only fascinating and enchanting but something that is to treasure for all time I personally connected to this book as my own Grandmother who was an artist drew the maps during World War two for Sir Winston Churchill so as they could locate where to bomb Germany and so this brought to me a real sense of nostalgia and significance that touched my heart I also love drawing by hand my own maps which I have done for art and for Geography

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characters On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does 107 Cartography enthusiasts rejoice the bestselling author of the Just My Type reveals the fascinating relationship between man and mapSimon Garfield’s Just My Type illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning Now Garfield takes on a subject even dearer to our fanatical human hearts mapsImagine a world without maps How would we travel Could we own land What would men and women argue abo. I couldn t resist the subject It was worth the read as he covers all of the subject areas that I liked and what I believe would interest most people However his presentation was often light and lacking in cohesion in critical areasHow maps evolved and helped shape our view of the world is the biggest focus We start with Ptolemy achieving an accurate estimate of the diameter for our spherical world and early influential maps and globes that at least put the Mediterranean world in place The loss of his perspective for about a millennium was a surprise made up for with development of medieval maps filled with morality messages and pathways to Jerusalem The stories of explorers such as Marco Polo allowed filling in maps with guesses and mistakes on geography of the Middle East and East Eventually of the perimeters of Africa could be added and then the discover


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    EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield Amiable intermittently fascinating and too comprehensive for its own good – On the Map is all over the map When it's good it's very

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    Summary On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does Simon Garfield ´ 7 Download characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Garfield Who here loves maps and can pore over a map of an unknown territory real or fictional for hours imagining the geography and the adventures to be had? Yeah you are one of those people a lot of us are In fact I'd hazard to say that a majority of geeks and nerds are It's part of who we are and a natural expression of our imagination and deep passion for thingsIn the last couple of years there has been a few books about maps starting to be p

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    Simon Garfield ´ 7 Download characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Garfield Summary On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does I couldn’t resist the subject It was worth the read as he covers all of the subject areas that I liked and what I believe would interest most people However his presentation was often light and lacking in cohesion in critical areasHow maps evolved and helped shape our view of the world is the biggest focus We start with Ptolemy achieving an accurate estimate of the diameter for our spherical world and early influential maps a

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    characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Garfield EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield A collection of entertaining anecdotes Not particularly mind expanding not at all knowledge expanding unfortunately One good sample tidbit is that the popular ‘ Hic sunt dracones’ here there be dragons is just a misrepre

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    Summary On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield I confess that I have a nerd like relationship with maps especially historical maps I can watch them and study them endlessly and always do new discoveries adding the visual information to what I already have in my brain offering a new perspective on things Simon Garfield knows this kind of predicament very well He brings a very light and yet well documented history of the development of cards up to and including the stage of the digital ma

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    Summary On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Garfield This fascinating geographical look at our world is completely enthralling and which takes you on the most exciting remarkable journey This beautiful book is something to treasure and which will delight fans of Geography f

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    EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield I'm still not sure I've completely read this book because I found it impossible to read it straight through beginning to end as the bits and pieces of it are so much fun as to be totally distracting I felt like I had ADD the entire time I was reading it or trying toOkay he started out with the Great Library of Alexandria and sinc

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    Summary On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield Simon Garfield ´ 7 Download I didn't like this one as much as I was expecting largely because the graphics were god awful time after time the author would be talking about an old map and there would be a half page illustration that was utterly unreadable I suppose that

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    EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield Confident and fascinating history of the production and uses of maps Maps in the Great Library of Alexandria The subseuent c

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    EBOOK FREE (On the Map Why the World Looks the Way it Does) ¶ Simon Garfield Simon Garfield ´ 7 Download characters ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Simon Garfield This is the second map book I’ve read recently the other being A History of the World in Twelve Maps These two books are similar enough that I could spend the entire review comparing them but I’d rather not do that So let me make the comparison now and then move on On the Map is neither as detailled nor for me at least as satisfying as A History of the World in Twelve Maps or H12M as I’ll call it from now on Simon Garfield c

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