Rethinking the Power of Maps
by Denis Wood (9781593853662)

Rethinking the Power of Maps
Denis Wood
Release Date: 15 May 2010
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 335
Category: Geography
Publisher: Guilford Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781593853662
ISBN-10: 1593853661

A contemporary follow-up to the groundbreaking Power of Maps, this book takes a fresh look at what maps do, whose interests they serve, and how they can be used in surprising, creative, and radical ways. Denis Wood describes how cartography facilitated the rise of the modern state and how maps continue to embody and project the interests of their creators. He demystifies the hidden assumptions of map making and explores the promises and limitations of diverse counter-mapping practices today. Thought-provoking illustrations include U.S. Geological Survey maps; electoral and transportation maps; and numerous examples of critical cartography, participatory GIS, and map art. KEY POINTS > A contemporary follow-up to the popular Power of Maps (ISBN 978-0-89862-493-9), which has sold over 35,000 copies. > The engaging, expressive writing style enhances the book's appeal. > Beyond geography, Wood's groundbreaking work is also of interest to many in visual communications, art, and semiotics. AUDIENCE Geographers and others interested in maps and their political uses. COURSE USE May serve as a supplemental text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses such as Cartography, GIS, Geographic Thought, and History of Geography.

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