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Read online Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences Writers know only too well how long it can take and how awkward it can be to describe spatial relationships with words alone And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly succinctly and effectively .

In his acclaimed i How to Lie with Maps i Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts In i Mapping it Out Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences i he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography the visual two dimensional organization of information to heighten the impact of their books and articles .

This concise practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas from literary criticism to sociology He demonstrates for example various techniques for representing changes and patterns different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms such as visibility base maps frame rectangle symbols and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships .

There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation cartobibliographies copyright and permissions facsimile reproduction and the evaluation of source materials Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen and ink drafting and how to work with a cartographic illustrator .

Clearly written and filled with real world examples i Mapping it Out i demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences .

A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye catching cartograms as they are called It combats cartographic illiteracy It fights cartophobia It may even teach you to find your way Christopher Lehmann Haupt i The New York Times i by Mark Monmonier

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Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Title:Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences
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Category:Geography, Non fiction, Maps
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Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America, Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather, Lake Effect: Tales of Large Lakes, Arctic Winds, and Recurrent Snows, From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame, How to Lie with Maps, Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Drawing the Lines: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy, No Dig, No Fly, No Go: How Maps Restrict and Control, Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart Environmental Change, Spying with Maps: Surveillance Technologies and the Future of Privacy
Weather maps have made our atmosphere visible understandable and at least moderately predictable In i Air Apparent i Mark Monmonier traces debates among scientists eager to unravel the enigma of storms and global change explains strategies for mapping the upper atmosphere and forecasting disaster and discusses efforts to detect and control air pollution Fascinating in its scope and detail i Air Apparent i makes us take a second look at the weather map an image that has been and continues to be central to our daily lives br br Clever title rewarding book Monmonier offers here a basic course in meteorology which he presents gracefully by means of a history of weather maps i Scientific American i br br Mark Monmonier is onto a winner with i Air Apparent i It is good accessible science and excellent history Read it Fred Pearce i New Scientist i br br i Air Apparent i is a superb first reading for any backyard novice of weather but even the veteran forecaster or researcher will find it engaging and in some cases enlightening Joe Venuti i Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society i br br Monmonier is solid enough in his discussion of geographic and meteorological information to satisfy the experienced weather watcher But even if this information were not presented in such a lively and engaging manner it would still hook most any reader who checks the weather map every morning or who sits happily entranced through a full cycle of forecasts on the Weather Channel Michael Kennedy i Boston Globe i, Brassiere Hills Alaska Mollys Nipple Utah Outhouse Draw Nevada In the early twentieth century it was common for towns and geographical features to have salacious bawdy and even derogatory names In the age before political correctness mapmakers readily accepted any local preference for place names prizing accurate representation over standards of decorum Thus summits such as Squaw Tit which towered above valleys in Arizona New Mexico Nevada and California found their way into the cartographic annals Later when sanctions prohibited local use of racially ethnically and scatalogically offensive toponyms town names like Jap Valley California were erased from the national and cultural map forever br br i From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow i probes this little known chapter in American cartographic history by considering the intersecting efforts to computerize mapmaking standardize geographic names and respond to public concern over ethnically offensive appellations Interweaving cartographic history with tales of politics and power celebrated geographer Mark Monmonier locates his story within the past and present struggles of mapmakers to create an orderly process for naming that avoids confusion preserves history and serves different political aims Anchored by a diverse selection of naming controversies in the United States Canada Cyprus Israel Palestine and Antarctica on the ocean floor and the surface of the moon and in other parts of our solar system i From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow i richly reveals the map s role as a mediated portrait of the cultural landscape And unlike other books that consider place names this is the first to reflect on both the real cartographic and political imbroglios they engender br br i From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow i is Mark Monmonier at his finest a learned analysis of a timely and controversial subject rendered accessible and even entertaining to the general reader, Writers know only too well how long it can take and how awkward it can be to describe spatial relationships with words alone And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly succinctly and effectively br br In his acclaimed i How to Lie with Maps i Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts In i Mapping it Out Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences i he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography the visual two dimensional organization of information to heighten the impact of their books and articles br br This concise practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas from literary criticism to sociology He demonstrates for example various techniques for representing changes and patterns different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms such as visibility base maps frame rectangle symbols and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships br br There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation cartobibliographies copyright and permissions facsimile reproduction and the evaluation of source materials Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen and ink drafting and how to work with a cartographic illustrator br br Clearly written and filled with real world examples i Mapping it Out i demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences br br A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye catching cartograms as they are called It combats cartographic illiteracy It fights cartophobia It may even teach you to find your way Christopher Lehmann Haupt i The New York Times i, In the next century sea levels are predicted to rise at unprecedented rates causing flooding around the world from the islands of Malaysia and the canals of Venice to the coasts of Florida and California These rising water levels pose serious challenges to all aspects of coastal existence chiefly economic residential and environmental as well as to the cartographic definition and mapping of coasts It is this facet of coastal life that Mark Monmonier tackles in i Coast Lines i Setting sail on a journey across shifting landscapes cartographic technology and climate change Monmonier reveals that coastlines are as much a set of ideas assumptions and societal beliefs as they are solid black lines on maps br Whether for sailing charts or property maps Monmonier shows coastlines challenge mapmakers to capture on paper a highly irregular land water boundary perturbed by tides and storms and complicated by rocks wrecks and shoals i Coast Lines i is peppered with captivating anecdotes about the frustrating effort to expunge fictitious islands from nautical charts the tricky measurement of a coastline s length and the contentious notions of beachfront property and public access br br Combing maritime history and the history of technology i Coast Lines i charts the historical progression from offshore sketches to satellite images and explores the societal impact of coastal cartography on everything from global warming to homeland security Returning to the form of his celebrated i Air Apparent i Monmonier ably renders the topic of coastal cartography accessible to both general readers and historians of science technology and maritime studies In the post Katrina era when the map of entire regions can be redrawn by a single natural event the issues he raises are more important than ever