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Top Customer Reviews: On the Map: A ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 44 ratings
5 / 5 Sueann
Prpers Having read the book of book or popular science of history, like to feel that I have learnt something gain or has been amusingly diverted partorisca the few hours. Unfortunately, this book has done neither partorisca me.

For example, there is probably a lot @subject any plus of entity in a history of the map that that a Mercator projection. This in spite of, more than trying explains that some works of projection and to the equal that was developed, this rids simply be that it has spent it to it to him. Like this with triangulation. It is described like the way to measure the distances that trigonometry of use, but does not try partorisca explain like work.

This could be be forgive if a book was more entertaining, but a really looked author partorisca be struggling partorisca fill on those spatial appeals in some of some chapters some late plus to some visit of houses of Hollywood of celebrities and some worlds have created of games of computers.

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4 / 5 Bethel
This homage the cartography, both old and new, is the delicious meander by means of time and history.

Coverage so much an importance that he mapea, his impact on exploitation and has included the section on Gentleman Patrick Moore pondering a mapping of a Course of planet. This enjoyable read also looks in as we unconsciously confidence in his today and some systems of the impact of global navigation has in our capacities to comprehend maps.

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4 / 5 Nigel
One good rodeo of some maps that has defined a human race of ancient time entirely to a future. Writing a lot well in a fashion fishes easy. A book, in spite of his content, can be easily chosen up in any point. Well value the bed.
Personally Would have liked Me the chapter in of the projections and to the equal that is coming to see a world-wide to the equal that do. This is to touch on during a book but the chapter consecrated (sub-understand) with schematics to illustrate a point would have been very useful.
4 / 5 Rossie
Ossia An interesting, albeit sometimes quirky and drives idiosyncratic to maps and his historical development - of a writer of 'So only my Type'. It covers the wide row suddenly navigational maps to an underground of Londra. I have found the (a lot) little of some chapters some late more bit it tedious but then things brightened up with histories of as the island of Property has come to be writing and an impact of Tom-Tom. In general, value the read but perhaps more four stars of five.
5 / 5 Marquita
No quite finalised the closing but has maintained my husband and I have has amused holidays. It is very interesting. I can not say a lot in a contained reason is like the map the travesía of discovery and to say that it is in concealed is not mentioned in an indication quell'would spoil. Each chapter is in another appearance of the maps and the map that do and each one which so it is amusing or informative. A book for travesía and light reading.
5 / 5 Zelda
Has bought this like the christmas present for my Dad the one who is the enthusiast of map of entity and absolutely loves it. There is like this information in there, comprising load of figures. Clearly the good book has researched. It avenges really quickly too much. To good sure recommend it to any the one who is enthusiastic on cartography, if the be the professional or an enthusiast
5 / 5 Chastity
has the gender of the books that look these days that arises of has has consecrated people those who choose the @@@subject and then gather compendious volumes of investigation of internet to the book. This one is very good and detailed in his coverage of a @@subject chosen is encyclopaedic, all one same I sometimes thinks it hops in the bit and lack of the sure coherence that could be it be improve of some more planning in a 'big hand in the small map' phase.
4 / 5 Gita
Some premiers few chapters of this book cover a history of ad of basic philosophy of maps, and found the fascinating

Unfortunately, there there is so only so much of that to speak roughly, and then takes the bit thins partorisca to mine him liking

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4 / 5 Jackeline
Brilliant book that is surprisingly a lot readable. A complete history of mapping. Fascinating. Lame out of a library, read the, has driven dice of people for frequently quoting of him, has asked then he for Navidad.
4 / 5 Leonor
Has calm sure could find more exhaustive chronological histories, but the coverage of this book is wide. It is often tangential, but that the works in him is favour, as zigzagging the coverage of cartography maintains it involving and entertaining. A digital version suffers in those some illustrations are slope and low resolution concealed this the star. It has been it adds yes Kindle the books have tried harder in this zone generally.
4 / 5 Elsa
You can read chapters in isolation.

Was a lot of 'bad' partorisca my tendencies that collects map... Felizmente.

Simon looked Winchester books in several subjects.

And excites he of an author is contagious.

Pleasantly The diverse row of map has related the subjects have explored.
5 / 5 Debi
Has believed to be the view of eye of an interesting bird of like this maps have shaped culture. It liked Particularly of a modern material in google maps but any of would have been impressive there has been it a lot be dipped to context. I have read a book to the equal that have looked the maps of a BBC: it can, it plunders and possession. If to any one would like me read surrounds he of a book has written the short piece here:
5 / 5 Luella
Like the amateur enthusiast cartographer and that has read the leading work of Simon Garfield, 'So only My Type', has not been the hard decision partorisca buy this book. Not to leave me down with his clear and easy that goes the fashion and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
5 / 5 Tyesha
When I have opened this container, has been disappointed with a first impression of a book how is small and has had a lot little has has painted maps. This in spite of, a text is extended with a lot of information, but no partorisca the choose up and explore to to book likes had imagined them.
5 / 5 Yadira
A finely the accounts written of a history of mapping partorisca time sooner. Accompanied with the potted description of the number of scarce and unusual maps, and a book is completed with the studio of mapping in a modern digital age.
4 / 5 Leota
Disappointing quality of reproduction of map surely a whole reason partorisca produce such the book?
5 / 5 Jenell
The maps are endlessly fascinating and Simon Garfield written in the pacy entertaining way that calm draws in. Full of facts and foibles in that I has known at all before. An add read.
5 / 5 Justina
Wants to read maps, and there is enjoyed this book. It looks to a history of some early world-wide maps, laughs in his errors, and plots his development. Very interesting.
4 / 5 Roseline
Ossia The discursive saying of random histories in maps' I like my more scholarly history and I deduct the lack of point for of gravitas but is the good bed in spite of
4 / 5 Willa
I love maps, and reading in his history and the development is fascinating. The book of Garfield is very written and aims partorisca learn spent slightly. I have read he in bedtime and does not send me partorisca sleep.
5 / 5 Samatha
Has bought this book after listening a description of him on bbc irradiate partorisca the partner of mine that is the Cartographer and really enjoy read the and found the a lot of informative. The ones of way that adds compraventa!
4 / 5 Clarissa
Has given my first copy to the fellow any one the maps have then bought the second copy as have has wanted king-read the. Well writing and full of interest.
4 / 5 Kristina
Has listened this be read in a radio and found the illuminating. A really interesting and useful book partorisca use when looking in a discovery and history of country.
5 / 5 Tyra
Highly that it interest (sincere!) The reservation concealed has arrived quickly in the good prize
4 / 5 Ela
Was xmas present and one of these books partorisca dip in and era. Very interesting and entertaining will be enjoyed partorisca quite some time
5 / 5 Rosalba
has Bought two like the present for my professors of geography, and was very pleased with him! I skim read the and look well.
4 / 5 Rodolfo
Bought like the present and the feedback was that it is the good book . Alike good value when I have bought he
5 / 5 Diana
Very read, although in the tedious parts because of a big quantity of information
5 / 5 Earleen
I loove books, maps of amour and love the good lazy easy read, these looks to reserve so only a thing
Acclaims, thank you
5 / 5 Teri
has to that admit I a lot included flick by means of this book, but has bought likes the present for my son-in-law and loves it!
5 / 5 Mittie
Fantastically Illustrated and full of amazing facts. Well written with the plot of detail. A must for any lovers of maps and facts.
5 / 5 Jane
A good book but the shame on some illustrations. They owe reprint this with maps of better quality reason a text is very interesting.
4 / 5 Drema
Has listened a Radio 4 book of a series of week in this book and found the fascinating. They are neither the enthusiast of map or historical but found a book to be that it entertains, informative and the like to read. He a present ideal for any really he so that it is so only REALLY INTERESTING!
5 / 5 Susana
Asked to buy iy for his and was happy when it arrives. Are included happier when you finalise resulted.
4 / 5 Lurline
Likes described and is looked punctually. He that says on has beaten.
5 / 5 Sherrill
Ossia The fascinating book. It is surprising like one can take immersed in the book of words in maps !
4 / 5 Kizzie
You are bought in behalf of the partner & wants to was the special present for his husband Thank you
5 / 5 Deadra
Ossia probably one of some better books has read for the long time.
4 / 5 Tawanna
Has learnt the plot - would recommend this to any interested in mapping a world-wide alive in. Writing the fashion done the subject potentially dark a lot readable.
5 / 5 Elvina
The one who the winner. So only a work for the husband any maps, and the legends and the old histories have related to them.
4 / 5 Henry
Has bought this book for my husband after listening it revised in Simon May drivetime show in radio 2. My husband has said that he very written and that interest partorisca pull a lot of edges of the information have jointed.
5 / 5 Jeromy
Has taken this for my fellow and that I can gather master a book. We are both anxious travellers and loves anything concealed comes with him, comprising maps and some histories roughly him! A lot of very intriguing facts included!
5 / 5 Corrinne
This element has been spent like the present and a recipient was very pleased with a book when it take it. The provider there is rid a lot of promptly.
5 / 5 Han
Has bought this for my father, the one who adores maps. It maintains ringing me until giving me fascinating fragment of him, like this present is been the enormous success , calculates.

Top Customer Reviews: The Paris Mapguide: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 46 ratings
5 / 5
Ossia The must partorisca any one visiting Parigi. A section of map is excellent, an easy indication partorisca use and a value of recommendations that follows. It was not never without him and he find me giving direction the Parisians the one who have lost his way! It returns to the pocket or handbag and is for like this handy to take was partorisca a day. With Eurostar like economic and easy how is, Parigi is the first fate and this drives will do your stay hassle-free particularly yes wants to walk roughly like the way to explore. Having to that research a zone every time goes and a map in this booklet is detailed sufficiently to require a lot another. A booklet consists mostly maps that is the decent and clear stairs, aiming some redondeos and places of interest. There is the map of good Metre, the brief history of a city and maps of the outline of edifices likes Louvre and Ours Give me. I have bought two of his skirt of dread of impression. ( Well verify in of the inaugural hours of galleries etc first to visit so only to be sure has not changed.)
4 / 5
Has had has used previously New York Mapguide and like this taken is one. All a main information is there and easily found with good maps.
4 / 5
A next plus I found to the The-z of Parigi that achieves a city (generally inside a peripherique) and has all some signals underlined tourist marked. Measure The canal is appointed in some maps and in a front is a map of the better metre has found.
Does to find your way around a City the breeze. Quite small to return in the (big) pocket or the small stock exchange, is not drive tourist but know that it wants to see and need to find your own way there without drives of recognition is the soyust has' book. Each city needs the book like this, the buy!
4 / 5
Has spent this Mapguide done 20 years when have in the first place visited Parigi but because of the substitutes of precise constant use has spent like this this later edition. In my opinion ossia one drives of better map with creation very clear and would not visit never Bet without taking this with me has spent also a Mapguide of New York in mine last recognition the EUA reason thinks that that these drive are essential.
4 / 5
Immediately attractive, but falls in a lot of zones. A lot of lies of interest approach a Peripherique, p. p.ej. A Park of Science in a 19th. These adjoining zones Peri is ignored how is the bus detailed and schedule of tram.
Any Bets Atlas of round of the pair of Slowly 62 (Plans of Cities of the Michelin)the publication for Michelin is of much more of practical use.
4 / 5
Has found this peel of book casualidad and bought it based in some descriptions. I have not been dissapointed. They are in the first place state surprised the one who light is. But when browesing by means of him, was surprised at present to see that it contain all a necessary info, is coloreado and easy to comprise. When it Was now of use he in practical, was mine drive essential and only when in a city. Some of entities sightseeing the places have been marked in a map. To That I liked me to it roughly is his almost weightlesness, divided for a lot separates of easy to use, pages with info in things more than entities that needs to know in the new city, map of metre. That I stray is a RAR the map has not been comprised. In general it is the a lot, drives very good and calm will not require anything more.
5 / 5
Has bought the copy of these a lot of years that has had state used in travesías a lot of and has fallen to bit!

Want to one drives reason many drive are difficult to read has poor eyesight. Easy to say streets of buses like this of the numbers are dipped in some streets. Almost all the streets are listed in some behind and simple to find the maps of big stairs. Shining. So only giving it 4 out of 5 reason this later edition is not quite like this easyto read. If anything there is too much information has packed his.
5 / 5
Could be buy another like this one goes to be falling to aim pieces. Some first time have been in Parigi has had the big fold was map that is impossible to do with and calm also mark you was immediately like the tourist. Ossia Like this easy to toe by means of and there is the wealth of useful info as well as some maps.
5 / 5
Ossia Ours third copy as we spend out of some another! We know Parigi well & thinks that is to say a clear plus , user more useful & friendly way to find your way around. Has edifices on he also, as you can have visual sense that is where. It is small & light enough to slip in the pocket but quite big to esanuncio' easily in a career.
5 / 5
All precise for the few days to Parigi have comprised in this map/ mini-drives. Seriously, calm does not need anything more, averts of perhaps the phrasebook :)

Well to do your own walks, and verifying out of some quite-attractive local known.
4 / 5
Immediately attractive, but falls in a lot of zones. A lot of lies of interest approach a Peripherique, p. p.ej. A Park of Science in a 19th. These adjoining zones Peri is ignored how is the bus detailed and schedule of tram.
Any Bets Atlas of round of the pair of Slowly 62 (Plans of Cities of the Michelin) the publication for Michelin is of much more of practical use.
5 / 5
It drives really useful and quite small to spend around. The metre and the good map have listed. The bus there was also the marked streets that it is useful. Has the few pages of blurb in the pocolos visas but calm probably would take more than a web. In general the worthy mate.
5 / 5
This book of map is fab! Tip all some few streets lateralmente that is to add when you are looking for out of some restaurants of way. Easy to use and compact.
5 / 5
Has better had no like this clear some of some places is not gone in map? Disappointed
5 / 5
take this book in our travesía recent to Parigi and he have not left never our view, avenges everywhere with us! It was like this easy to read and has not taken never lose so it has known always where was and to the equal that take to where has loved to be. To good sure recommend this type to reserve to any one. I am looking for the book looked for my pause of next city!
4 / 5
Ossia Drives simple good with Metre and Drive of excellent maps. Light and good measure to spend around. Good tips on all the classes of things of entities for visitatore. Value very good.
4 / 5
Exactly that has looked for. Has has not loved pages and pages of info in museums and of the galleries. All have required was some basic facts and some maps and ossia exactly the one who this drives gave.
5 / 5
Has purchased this element after being be impress with drives looked for Londra. This book is any comparison with a book of Londra, in fact would consider it the far 2nd counsin.
5 / 5
Has not used a map in Parigi up to now. It is the handy measure to spend around. Interior and a lot of detail of information. It recommends it.
4 / 5
Find this mapguide a lot of gain while we were holidays to Parigi.
Correctly to find places to interest etc.
Amust there is is spending time inParis.
5 / 5
Really good. I know Bet a lot well, and has bought he for my family. The presentation is excellent.
5 / 5
Bought this partorisca the travesía to Parigi & was to good sure happy had it. Reassure partorisca know always could discover where was. It likes-me a book-way (more than an open-was map).
4 / 5
A copact and the booklet has presented well with maps callejeros of some centrical zones. Useful information in a lot of tourist interests. One drives good partorisca recognition vacacional.
4 / 5
Very so only the mapea - is drive basic . And of the bet is the city loves walk in, this iw that requires.
4 / 5
A lot of gain to pore in a first night to go anywhere to decide where to go and that to see and the one who easy to take there
5 / 5
really useful to take around Parigi like the tourist
4 / 5
has Arrived quickly, a lot of packaged and was the newest edition that a picture has suggested to be adds. An add little book to spend around, slender and compact, but with extracted adds of information.
5 / 5
There is Londra Mapguide and ossia like this good. Light easy to spend and very detailed. I wish they some main cities.
4 / 5
A series of drive them of the map is excellent. All a precise information in a movement in the handy sized booklet. I have used some Bets and New York some and I can not expect for them to produce more.
5 / 5
In the travesía recent in Parigi has found this drives invaluable. It is far easier that read that other maps callejeros with impression a lot clear and is convenirnt to spend. An only downside is a coverage of thin paper - the flexible waterproof coverage would be far more durable. This in spite of is one drives excellent and probably a calm more will find.
5 / 5
Maps callejeros clear excellent and the abonos sized plans of metre also - any partorisca mention casts of galleries etc this was a lot of value visits. Useful measure - quite big to see clearly but light and easy to burst to the handbag - will be it an essential part of our travesías to Parigi from now on - no heavyweight book of drive or unwieldy folding map from now on.
4 / 5
Very happy with book. Good condition, the right prize and he have arrived before a planned date has expected. Petit paperback Rids so it does not take on a lot of room in luggage and better work for me that trying cruise it google maps in the small screen. Shopping of again.
4 / 5
Any one drives exhaustive but the useful thing to have with you when walking around Parigi. Desire that some maps have been the pocolos has bitten further was.
5 / 5
Simply glorious mate to the travesía short to Parigi - has all precise in the handy booklet, although it marks sure have your glasses to read, a type is very small in of the places!
4 / 5
Ossia One drives excellent wich would recommend. Maps very clear callejeros detailed. Easy to use. The fact that travels around simple Bets.
4 / 5
Used it recently in Parigi
the one who the godsend
absolute necessity, would not travel without him to Parigi anymore
brilliant publication
5 / 5
So only behind 6 days in Parigi and in spite of venues of tourist maps of a hotel and in other reservations of drives ossia a one has spent with us every day. Really, really useful and will be before what has packed the next time goes. Thoroughly Recommended.
5 / 5
The map more add and clearer for the people that fight to read a small impression! I have taken loaned one of the fellow and was loved to purchase one of the mine own.
5 / 5
Perfect utmost maps of metre etc in printing you can in fact read. All I measure and not pricing also
5 / 5
has purchased this drives after reading leading descriptions and the has not been dissapointed.
Constantly uses that it hangs was partorisca trip in Parigi, excellent detail partorisca walk and use of metre. Also a lot light and easy to spend.
Highly recommend.
5 / 5
A lot useful guidebook while Parigi with a lot of useful information and pictures partorisca exit and roughly while sightseeing
4 / 5
Invaluable partorisca the travesía in Parigi and a lot easy to spend around. I have had the leading edition and this have update a paste a mark again still pinpointing hotel, canal, the metres and all dip .
5 / 5
Has loved the book that was a one the Z of Parigi. That the add little rid this has looked for to be ,clear easy to read a lot sized maps,with places keys to interest really helped with a travesía.
4 / 5
Has very used! A lot detailed - easy to use and to spend around whilst that visit this a lot good-looking city on foot.
5 / 5
Has bought these mapguides for years and give to the clients that leaves for the travesía. Always it rents appreciated and add in his returns.
4 / 5
A must-have light map of a city in a A5 booklet- clear, easy to use and contains brief details to dip famous. I found it excellent.

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Top Customer Reviews: A History of the ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 35 ratings
4 / 5 Lilla
'That is there?' It is one of some world-wide' basic questions; and the maps can answer this question in one levels; and it has given the variety of different responses on some years, of a Hereford Map Mundi ( has the Christian history that a geography of a world reflects) to a 'Peters projection' (' has the a lot of big world-wide third that thinks'). The maps can be help begged in all the classes of discussion (the one who possesses a trade of spice - where exactly is a Moluccas in the world-wide hendido among Spagna and Portgual?), that Comprises an army, a expeditionary and a 'geopolitical' world-wide political history.

Each chapter takes the subject of world-wide history; insiemi he in context (the Hereford the chapter comprises the material in the @@@canonisation apresamiento and so only reason a map has been produced - the appeal of visitatore possible looked the saint relicts that could spend it pilgrims to the place); it explains a map and his function in a subject.

Has learnt the plot of a book - but read the in the period of some weeks. Each chapter contains a lot to think roughly; and each one which so it contains the wealth partorisca detail to sustain a querella. I asked yes it can be more short state with the emphasis the strongest in of the maps - and I the suspects could have been, but then there is not quite be this book. I doubt I will agree a lot a detail learnt - but will be to take was some reflections in of the maps and some subjects of world-wide history. It is hard to ask more.
5 / 5 Prince
Jerry Brotton has written an exceptional history of mapping a world. It is enormous recognition by force vary of Ptolemy and Ancient Babylon the GPS and of the maps of Google. To the long of a way takes in a lot of some classical maps and, perhaps unsurprisingly, is particularly strong in a period of Renaissance. Like an aside his also an excellent idea to some travesías of 'discovered' done for, among another, a Portuguese and Castilian browser.

Lusciously Illustrated and tremendously readable, any only discharge Western cartography. It speaks the Korean map and also encapsulates the religion and the philosophy and a function have create world-wide view.

Easy to read and trmendously in interesting. The professor Done a lot of Brotton.
4 / 5 Katrina
There is enough the few books in maps these days, but this one is the quite good election , especially he so that has the good number of reproductions of the colour of maps has comprised. (Books in maps that is short of the maps in them are more common that could think!). A row of maps over time and spatial also does these reservations the introduction has amused the global history as well as to a work to do maps.
4 / 5 Twana
Easy to read but quite comprehensible for mine 16 old year ; reading vacacional add and take interested in history while maintain was his Iphone.
4 / 5 Glennis
This book has a lot of fiancée .. May ... An impression is like this small is tedious to read.
4 / 5 Edison
Amazing book. Súper Interesting and in of the conditions add, like this new.
4 / 5 Margareta
Liked has bought so much of another copy to give to the partner.
4 / 5 Barrett
Thank you - Very packed, quickly the quality received and sum.
4 / 5 Armando
Fabulous Book . Services of excellent delivery xe of a provider .
4 / 5 Berta
An easy to read but scholarly account of as the maps develop the knowledge of the man of a world-wide a wide plus, and like a discharge of maps has developed.
4 / 5 Leia
Excellent service the book adds would recommend to any the one who has any interest in of the maps or Christmas of present history partorisca brother in law
5 / 5 Trisha
in one was of maps of Google and GPS, is good to be grounded historical funds. Shoudl Be in a Geography of level And History syllabuses Gentleman Gove.
4 / 5 Jamar
The present very received fromreceiversit has interest possibilitiesfot learning
5 / 5 Mayra
has Bought like the present partorisca the partner, was pleased really with him.
4 / 5 Alphonso
A history of the map that was very researched and well-has presented. Embedding I world-wide chances in a history was novel and has done a lot of
4 / 5 Yetta
If you want to read a full history in maps, but does not have a time partorisca read a multivolume «A History of Cartography», then ossia a a . Brotton Gives everything of some early Greeks and up in the masterful tongue.
5 / 5 Mozelle
Is likeky one of some the majority of interesting books has read recently
4 / 5 Larraine
An exceptional book partorisca any with an interest in of the maps and a way such that does the map has developed. A tool of excellent investigation.
4 / 5 Kamilah
After loving the series of television of an author in maps has been wanted to to listen of this book and after the few weeks to read of time of the bed thoroughly can recommend.

The maps are like this ubiquitous today that entirely we take them for has admitted. This book resupplies the idea detailed to an underlying power of maps of a prompt plus to a present. How they were (and still it is) it has used to influence and control public opinion and as I mark our perception of a world.

Professor Brotton aim likes you any map is unbiased; for his a lot of character the mapea-must of costruttore summarize information that inevitably heads to the information that is excluded (sometimes with agendas very concrete). It is changed a way I look in of the maps (the mine inclusa has wanted to YOU maps) for ever!
4 / 5 Louella
Spectators of a series of television will not be disappointed thus original book and scholar. Lovers of a past need to take account of geography
5 / 5 Boris
A finely the accounts written of a history of humanity, using a development of mapping like the way of sympathetic as it is coming partorisca take a propiciado by some earths and populate partorisca be found on Tierra of Planet.
5 / 5 Clarinda
A lot speedy delivery after ordering. So only the few days and a postie there is rid the a lot of packaged container. Condition really good and book of good quality and packed full of history of cartography. Looked some programs in television for an author, and has taken insiperd partorisca send for the book for him. Happy has done them.. Thoroughly it enjoy this! Thank you.
4 / 5 Mercy
Written with a same passion partorisca history that my professor of history of the Institute, Gentleman Roald Wick, has had. Recommended To all the world.
4 / 5 Octavia
My husband has thinks that that this was the Christmas adds present - a lot of interesting
4 / 5 Sheryll
Ossia an excellent book . Like the lover of map was enthralled for a combination of cartographic history, political history and some histories behind Jerry Brottons the book is a reason are the geographer: A perfect blend of history and maps. He all say it will do.

Has purchased a kindle the edition while it loses quality of the map but I have not had any negative impacts at all and is significantly more economic that a version of paper
4 / 5 Shanice
the desire had bought a hard for behind that it is the format the big plus .
5 / 5 Theodore
I have bought this book like the present partorisca a soyun the one who has all' and is hard to please intellectually. I have found finally something concealed satisfied him!
4 / 5 Maricela
Another reviewer has alleged that this book is still in the long tradition partorisca give the history of a world in a base of the series of objects, which a reviewer suggests begun with the history of a British Museum of a world in 100 objects, respectfully disagree. In the first place, a tradition partorisca say history in a base of the objects of different eras goes back the plot further that 2010, when some 100 objects the radio series in the first place airy – in fact think that ossia basically the description of archaeology. So much that a reviewer probably means is this book follows the tradition partorisca be appointed ‘A History of a World in…', which in fact can be be begin of a BBC/British Museum. This in spite of, suggest that this particular ‘History of a World in' is not really of a same gender.

Another ‘History of a World ins' start of the point in history and that is known in this point in history, then use an object of this era that is thought partorisca be in some significant way and evolve the narrative in a particular appearance of this era that relates to an object. It is Point of view ‘' storytelling where an object is an observer . ‘A History of a World in 12 Maps' is quite different; ossia a history of as to our capacity to picture a world-wide and our place in has evolved with new discoveries and new technology. A presumption of this book is that a capacity to see our world-wide place has changed a way thinks and a way interacts with each another and with character. Neither some maps neither a cartographers is some observers of history, enough is when the be has remarked partorisca make history.

Is the measure of Jerry Brotton skill like the writer and the philosopher that a centrical presumption of mapmakers like the engine of looks of history the totally credible time. This is tempered for the own confession of an author that in fact real partorisca the majority of history few people have had accesses to maps and in fact the maps are influenced like this for his time to the equal that influence a time. In spite of, it is it has convinced now that the maps have touched the cultural developing part (albeit so only a part of a lot of).

Brotton Starts with the humans that struggle partorisca comprise the planet that have fully @@give was the ball in that a ‘known world', a ‘oikumene', has represented so only the small fraction of a zone of surface. It tries to portray this ball in 2 dimensions, the new forms of projections have required partorisca be developed and the explanations expósitas partorisca some missing expanse. This has turned a oikumene to the space with flanges that could be achieved and would represent some limits of empire, and how is been born an age of empire. Having clear-cut global flanges mapmakers now could direct that dipped inside flanges and like these related to his personal needs. The humanity could then trade and imposed, but more, maintaining could justify our faiths: the faith could obtain the self-justifying geography (this could be struggled on). So much faith-the identity based has been defined relatively punctual, but was so only once our capacity to map with accuracy (to properly triangulate) really could build the national identity, reason so only then can calm present identify them his personal experience with the picture of the country, which now could comprise, was his. The maps have left then nations partorisca compete in a battlefield and in a place of phase. This in spite of, likes him the technology of the mapping has developed further result able to see our world like the vulnerable establishment only and like this globalism is been born out of google, partorisca join down a control of an international corporates (likes Amazon?).

My skills of poor writing any justice to this argues, as this can have you spluttering to the yours caffè, and partorisca be Jerry same sincere Brotton could not hide a glaring oversimplifications. This in spite of, my professor of the old geography to good sure would be pleased partorisca know that 12 maps gave me new idea to an importance of his subject.
4 / 5 Ivey
A fascinating way in sight of the present man of our world by means of historical maps has selected. Door the life a knowledge, attitudes and faiths of some different periods as well as that explains that some maps have come partorisca be they so that it was. A thoughtfully written and stimulating book.

Has chosen a hardback the version that expects that a detail in some maps would be more easily visible but was deceived in this account.
4 / 5 Clotilde
Jerry Brotton is the British professor of studios of Renaissance, particularly known partorisca his studios roughly history of map and roughly cartography of a Renaissance. An academic fund of an author transpires clearly, both in a structure and in a fashion partorisca write of a book. A book is very there is structured: it is formed by an introduction, for twelve chapters and for a conclusion. In some twelve chapters some twelve maps have mentioned in a title is presented for chronological order, one for chapter. This in spite of, more than twelve maps are presented in a book: in fact, in a whole in a text is described or mentioned more than 80 maps or other forms of spatial representations. The part of some maps is form by heart and concentrated in a centre of a book. A rest of some maps is black and aim and is in distributed in a text. Some first dates of map behind to a year 150 AD, a twelfth to 2012. Each chapter has the title that is a lot concise: in fact, it is composed of the alone word. Science, transmission, faith, empire, discovery, globalism, tolerance, money, nation, geopolitics, equality and information: these twelve terms are a shorter recap of some reasons that has directed our predecessors partorisca draw maps and of a perspective with those some maps was sketched. A thesis of Brotton is that the maps are not of the representations scienziathe reasons aim the subjective point of view in a natural world. Partorisca Verify this hypothesis, at length presents an economic and sociopolitical context that headed to a drawing of the each map and like a map reflects a context of this age. It Likes him the consequence, an author has written the book roughly twelve sections of a history of a world. Each map underlines different appearances of some societies displaced; the maps are a source and some means that an author has used partorisca do that. Some shows partorisca reserve clearly that a law partorisca draw the map is the political and philosophical activity and tries an initial hypothesis. The maps are bidirectional: they are drawn partorisca illustrate a natural world, but in another hand illustrates a sociopolitical context. I have appreciated really a last chapter, in a cartography of Google, and a last part of a conclusion, which speaks a desire to create the uniform map of a whole ball. I think that he a common idea that in a future, the maps of Google will result uniform around a whole world. This in spite of, ossia impossible. Some the virtual maps will maintain some local and linguistic differences by means of a world, reason these differences belong partorisca situate identities. For definition the map is simplification of a reality, and for this reason is impossible that the map aims a world-wide exactly like east. An enormous difference in mapmaking in a past and today (and more in a future) is that the maps are no longer created for the good-has defined group (sees Map callejero Open) and for this the maps do not embody some cultural values of the alone group. Finally, the narrative fashion of an author is very rich with adjectives and of the adverbs and sometimes is weighed. For like this, a book is a lot of plenary of information and often in overwhelming. In spite of, a content of the each chapter is involving and for like this reading this book along is not an impossible challenge partorisca achieve for the good reader. A book is a result of the shot adds of work of historical investigation. In an end of a book, all a footnotes and some sources are gathered and organised by chapters. This leaves an author partorisca deepen a content of a book, included although it is already very detailed. It say that a main toneless point of this book is a fashion of overwhelming writing. Another question is that some maps have quoted in a text is not linked clearly to some images. It Likes him to him the consequence, that looks for a map has described can be defiant, especially because of a big number of pages of a book. Still, a book is a lot informative, dense and complete. A structure is clear and I leaves partorisca read a book dulcemente or so only partially. @In rodeo, would recommend this book to the ardent reader roughly history, more than the enthusiast of cartography. In fact, some the same maps are presented more concisely also in other publications and a main characteristic of a book is a quantity of details and historical information. My global opinion in a book is that it is a lot informative and educational, but a narrative fashion of Jerry Brotton obstructs an experience partorisca read.
5 / 5 Chase
To my remorse has given on on geography a lot early on in of the days of Schools, the mapea that reads the mine was the real and a bit abstract cry. It was not until later on in the life @gives that the maps could be much more, and some ideas have presented for Jerry Brotton rids 'A History of a World in Twelve Maps'; it directs partorisca illustrate in an academic fashion, but no convoluted or highbrow, but acceptable form some complexities for behind the maps in of the terms of his politicians, economic trick , social and a lot philosophical. Partorisca Look in some people that dipped these together paradigms, and his reasons/of needs, concealed has done dips some maps have done on in a prime minister - but also some ideological pressures for behind his decisions.

Gives two wide examples; in the first place a way in of the nations that European that struggle on Africa in a 19th and the punctual 20th century is used his cultural and diplomatic sprain the 'carve arrive' a like this called 'Dark Continent', these flanges and to the equal that has called inner of Africa of countries still is reeling of effects of these costruttrici of map. There are Maps of use of the Hitler, partorisca help prescribe a need partorisca 'Living Space in an East'. His use of maps partorisca achieve concessions further of those in Europe those who has thinks that that they could somehow placate the by means of diplomatic appeasement. Finally Hitler has had map in alcohol partorisca Europe and a lot to Germania main in his centre.

Gentleman Brotton the book is not necessarily the light bed, but found the fascinating, spear out of concepts and of the interesting ideas. The maps are not boring dusty elements but plenaries of information that can very always be self-evident; like a reviewer dipped the succinctly a 'intelligent bed' and would recommend it .
5 / 5 Lala
In east of a lot of ways is the fascinating book, choosing up in a tendency partorisca look in the subject historical in a context of the alone element or zone. It was begun in the first place for a book A History of a World in 100 Objects.

Has a lot of images of ancient maps, a detail and depth that a book goes to this impressive, and a credentials of an author is flawless. This in spite of like this he no partorisca me. There is the mass of detail in here, of some of some very first maps for Ptolemy and another significant of the like a Mapeas Mundi in Hereford cathedral, to a Mercer projection and some origins of one YOU, and the earth of Google. It covers all some maps really of the entity and the character have involved in a creation of these maps, and has some glorious images of some maps in colour.

That marks this reserves like this difficult to read is a text; it feels he likes is written like the academic paper the majority of a time. Improvement to an end, but he reading very hard partorisca the majority of a book, and ossia the shame .
4 / 5 Millie
Ossia The very interesting and the book has presented fantastically with lovely illustrations. Jerry Brotton directs partorisca present very scholarly and deeply thoughtful ideas in an accessible way, although I need to concentrate hard like this is not the filleted digest but the full development of his tense - among them that these maps are political and ideological builds and say treat adds in his costruttrici and a society live in as well as on some places describe.

Dense and a bit defying but well value an endeavour is probably a next plus can take to a global description of a book, as it likes of the thoroughly intelligent read which will do thinks in the things have had a lot really considered first, ossia to good sure partorisca you
5 / 5 Nan
Ossia the beautiful book . It looks he adds in the table of caffè.

And read likes packs an academic heft partorisca go with an intelligent looking coverage. A history of maps (and maps of history, partorisca this @@subject) is covered of before Ptolemy until Google. In the each section, tries to explain a source of a map, reason is to to fact likes that, of politician that shaped the, that objective, like looks artistically and like this on.

Is a lot densely packed and has found too many parts of him were toil partorisca me. Especially, I am interested in history and science, like an artistic analysis of some maps has tugged on also yearn me - the artistic analysis easily slips to the cast of the opinions of an author have on wrapped in florid tongue. If you are artistically better educated and more rounded that me this in spite of, this could be so only that is looking for.

Some stronger parts partorisca me are where the simple things take partorisca admitted is explained: like the people have located plant in of the maps, or reason is oriented in of the sure directions (p. p.ej. With north in some upper), or to the equal that has impacted culture in of the ways that is easy to recognise, so as in some Chinese tongues, some words 'north' and 'behind' is equally, because of an emperor that faces of the of the sud to see his reign of his north capital.

You Also take the collection of images of map that is for real wonderful to look in. He tentativas partorisca re-create of the people an image of a world with terrible information of a past, and his inflation of his own importance (one mapea Korean that Korea of aims like this -10 of the earth of a world was my preferred individual) tongue to timeless appearances of human character.

There is nuggets of interest and illustration, and is a heroic endeavour partorisca cover so much in the alone book. Doing an easier tongue partorisca enjoy, and more endeavour to trim a fat would have done me give it 4 or 5 stars. If you are until learning such the wide variety of information in maps and think that the bit of artistic-type (I call he 'the hand that churns') the analysis would thrill you, then ossia probably the add compraventa.
4 / 5 Katharina
This book feels almost like this difficult to revise so that it was partorisca read. Twelve chapters cover a history of twelve maps, and like his creation has defined a development of cartography of this generation. Like an idea to combine history and cartography with the developing religious faiths and measures it developing scientist have seen the series of histories applauds an author - I just desire has been the little more involving. An intention is that each chapter gives a history of as the map has been created, with the context given to some political views or of the religious at the same time, as well as considerations scienziathe notably a capacity to measure with accuracy.

Partorisca me, some a lot early chapters dipped a scene, notably the map of Ptolemy although it is very difficult of the recognise like the map in a modern sense. I have very found a prójimo pocolos capitulate a bit boring with maps that also a lot really relate to that would call the map, but found some chapters in Ribiero, Mercator, and especially Blaeu and Cassini far more interesting.

Ossia partorisca The reserve which does not go partorisca interest all the world, but is incredibly very researched and do fault like an excellent reference in a subject. Partorisca A random reader, is a lot informative and interesting, but can want to skip some chapters that does not have one the majority of appeal.




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