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Great Maps
The World's Masterpieces Explored and Explained



Brotton, Jerry (Autor)

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The whole world is mapped out for your viewing pleasure in this captivating compendium, ranging from past to present through diverse themes of transport and technology to discoveries and development.??Covering the classical maps of the ancient world and travelling through time to reach Google Earth in the 21st century, this unprecedented history of more than 60 maps opens up our planet as never before. Great Maps showcases early Medieval maps like including mappae mundi; iconic transport maps such as the London Underground; important travel maps including Dr Livingstone's version of Africa; maps of natural wonders such as the ocean floor; and momentous moments including the marks on the Moon left by the lunar landings.There are maps that show the way to heaven, depict lands with no sunshine, and the mysterious home of "the people with no bowels" on this mind-blowing journey.??Much more than just geographical data, maps are an accurate reflection of the culture and context of different time frames in history. British historian Jerry Brotton tells the amazing secret stories behind many of the most significant maps ever unearthed, revealing key features and innovative techniques in incredible detail.The unique insight into how mapmakers have expressed their world views results in this treasured book that makes a welcome addition to any bookshelf or home library.

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ISBN relacionados

9780241186756 (ISBN do e-book em AZW)


Metadados completos:

  • 9781409345718
  • Livro Impresso
  • Great Maps
  • The World's Masterpieces Explored and Explained
  • 1 ª edição
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  • Brotton, Jerry (Autor)
  • maps, great maps, maps book, maps of the world, old maps, cartography, history, history books, history of maps, culture, history of art, explorers, exploration, travel, ancient history, science, navigation, Marco Polo, Captain Cook, geography, art, journeys, mythology, dk, dk books, dorling kindersley, Christmas gifts, Christmas gift books, Christmas, Christmas books, Christmas book, gift books, great maps dk, google maps, oceans, medieval
  • Humanidades
  • REF002000, TEC048000, HIS016000
  • 2014
  • 01/09/2014
  • Inglês
  • Escócia
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  • Livre para todos os públicos
  • 25.4 x 30.5 x 2.3 cm
  • 1.656 kg
  • Capa Dura
  • 256 páginas
  • £ 25,00
  • 49019900 - livros, brochuras e impressos semelhantes
  • 9781409345718
  • DK
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