From Sea Charts to Satellite Images

From Sea Charts to Satellite Images

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qThe authors write authoritatively and crisply . . . . How to use maps in teaching is spelled out carefully, but the authors also manage to sketch in the background of American mapping so the book is both a manual and a history. Commentaries are sprinkled with stimulating new ideas, for instance on how to use bird's-eye views and country atlases in the classroom, and there are didactic discussions on maps showing the walking city and the impact of the street car. qAn extraordinarily wide range of maps is depicted, which makes for good browsing, pondering and close study. . . . This is a very good, highly attractive, and worthwhile book; it will have great impact on the use of old (and new!) maps in teaching. As well, this is a tantalizing survey of mapping the United States and will whet the appetites of students and encourage them to learn more about maps and their€”John Warketin, Cartographica.aquot;Region embraced in the operations of the armies against Richmond and Petersburg, a€ from the Official Atlas of the Civil War 218 219 ... Detail showing the city, from Metropolitan New Orleans Tour guide Map published by the Gulf Oil Company 223 a€œTopographical map of ... by the Sanborn Map Publishing Company (New York, 1888) 226 227 Detail from Insurance Maps of Washington, by the Sanbornanbsp;...

Title:From Sea Charts to Satellite Images
Author:David Buisseret
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 1990-06-22


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