How to Draw a Map


      How to Draw a Map
How to Draw a Map is a fascinating meditation on the centuries old art of map making, from the first astronomical maps to the sophisticated GPS guides of today.Maps have influenced humanity in many unexpected ways life, death, sexual reproduction, espionage, war and peace How to Draw a Map traces the story of mapmaking cartography from the first scratchings on the cave wall to the detailed high tech navigator This is the story of human conceptions, often misconceptions, of our world It is also a very personal story about a mapmaker s journey through life the exciting new perspectives and the occasional misadventures.Over the last 5,000 years societies and empires have risen and fallen most, if not all, attempt to record their own visions of our world In the 15th century, Europeans developed a global reach with their oceanic ships, exploring outward into the world, revealing new possibilities, peoples and opportunities Mapmakers recorded this journey, revealing to us a window into past triumphs and disasters The story continues into our own day when diplomats carve up our globe, presenting what we now see as the modern world.In How to Draw a Map, father and son cartographers Alexander and Malcolm Swanston demonstrate the skill, creativity and care involved in the timeless art of creating maps and what these artefacts reveal about the legion of mapmakers who went before us. Read How to Draw a Map by Malcolm Swanston – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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      How to Draw a Map
 [ Author ] Malcolm Swanston [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com
  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • How to Draw a Map
  • Malcolm Swanston
  • 09 January 2018
  • 0008275793

10 thoughts on “ How to Draw a Map

  1. says:

    This is a tough one to review, I can see a lot of low ratings for this in the future The reason for this is the misleading title How to draw a map , I was looking forward to using the skills learnt in the book to create my own little map, alas there is nothing about creating a map, not even the basics, that is not what this book is about Very disappointed.Once you get over that issue you ll find this to be a very interesting book on the history of mapmakers The Swanston s are pretty witty This is a tough one to review, I can see a lot of low ratings for this in the future The reason for this is the misleading title How to draw a map , I was looking forward to using the skills learnt in the book to create my ow...

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