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Government Maps
This book shows some of the ways geography is used in the political realm. In peacetime, governments use maps to chart land ownership, boundaries, and population distribution in order to ensure that public services are close and available to the people who need them. In war, strategists use maps to ...

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Maps and Cities
The compilation of urban maps presents cartographers with a unique set of problems. This book examines some of the most challenging difficulties, including the question of how to represent large numbers of tightly packed features within a tiny area on a small-scale map.

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Maps and Exploration
As explorers discovered new lands, the world’s borders seemed to expand and people developed a new interest in maps. This book documents the development of cartography—or mapmaking—and examines some of the controversies related to the world of exploration and the mapping of newly discovered or conqu...

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Maps and Mapping the World
This book charts the history of maps of the world and the known universe. It shows that, in general, the higher the mapmaker’s position, the more accurate the map. It also demonstrates that maps have always had to accurately represent areas that cannot be seen, such as the ocean floor.

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Maps and Measurement
This book examines practical mapmaking. Readers will be fascinated with projection, which is the way in which mapmakers reproduce the Earth’s three-dimensional features on flat paper. They’ll learn how positions are fixed through coordinates of latitude and longitude.

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Maps and Navigation
Ancient navigators plotted their courses by reference to the position of the Sun or the stars. This book traces the fascinating development of pathfinding techniques, from these early beginnings to modern radar and global positioning satellites.

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Maps Today
While printed maps are still widely used, modern technology has created a vast range of new ways to present and use geographical information. This book looks at some of the most exciting recent developments, including computer-generated maps and three-dimensional simulations.

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Travel Maps
We use maps to get us from one place to another, yet maps for travelers and explorers vary widely. This volume presents the history of travel maps, from early lists of directions for pilgrims and sailors to modern-day systems used by aircraft and ships. It also takes a look at GPS route-finders in a...

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Understanding Maps of Our World
Maps are what make it possible to travel far from home, over land and sea, and still have a good idea where we are. This unique series takes a look at different types of maps, how they’re made, and what areas they service. These books teach young cartographers and travel fans how to understand the i...

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