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Mapping the World The Story of Cartography

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Mapping the World The Story of Cartography by Riffenburgh, Beau, 9780233004396
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  • ISBN: 9780233004396 | 0233004394
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/3/2015
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From the crude maps of ancient Babylon to the satellite-fueled precision of Google Maps, cartography has been both a record of dreams and of discoveries. Maps have played midwife to empires, helped win wars, and encouraged humanity to venture beyond boundaries of space and time. Containing numerous maps from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society, Mapping the World tells the story of the philosophers, explorers, artists, and scientists who brought together their skills to produce some of the most intriguing artifacts ever created.

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