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How to Lie With Maps

How to Lie With Maps - 2nd edition

How to Lie With Maps - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780226534213

ISBN10: 0226534219

How to Lie With Maps by Mark Monmonier - ISBN 9780226534213
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1996
International: No
How to Lie With Maps by Mark Monmonier - ISBN 9780226534213

ISBN13: 9780226534213

ISBN10: 0226534219

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 96

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Summary

Originally published to wide acclaim, this lively, cleverly illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. As Monmonier shows, maps not only point the way and provide information, maps lie. In fact, they must. The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters, 10 color plates, and a new foreword by renowned geographer H. J. de Blij. One new chapter examines the role of national interest and cultural values in national mapping organizations, including the United States Geological Survey, while the other explores the latest technology in multimedia, computer-based maps. To show how maps distort, Monmonier introduces basic principles of mapmaking, gives entertaining examples of the misuse of maps in situations from zoning disputes to census reports, and covers all the typical kinds of distortions from deliberate oversimplifications to the misleading use of color.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1: Introduction
2: Elements of the Map
3: Map Generalization: Little White Lies and Lots of Them
4: Blunders That Mislead
5: Maps That Advertise
6: Development Maps (or, How to Seduce the Town Board)
7: Maps for Political Propaganda
8: Maps, Defense, and Disinformation: Fool Thine Enemy
9: Large-Scale Mapping, Culture, and the National Interest
10: Data Maps: Making Nonsense of the Census
11: Color: Attraction and Distraction
12: Multimedia, Experiential Maps, and Graphic Scripts
13: Epilogue
Appendix: Latitude and Longitude
Selected Readings for Further Exploration
Sources of Illustrations
Index

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