Drawing the Lines: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy

Mark Monmonier

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Drawing the Lines: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy

Drawing the Lines Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy Argues that maps can be manipulated to distort the truth and shows how they have been used for propaganda in international affairs political districting and finding toxic dump sites

  • Title: Drawing the Lines: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy
  • Author: Mark Monmonier
  • ISBN: 9780805046991
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Argues that maps can be manipulated to distort the truth, and shows how they have been used for propaganda in international affairs, political districting, and finding toxic dump sites.

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    1. Fraser Sherman on said:

      The author is a geography professor whose point in writing the book is that we see maps as capturing an objective reality — they're right there, before our eyes — but they're often shaped by the agendas, beliefs and assumptions of the cartographer. Late 1800s historical maps of the US, for instance, showed the 13 colonies against an empty wilderness — no sign native tribes were ever there. An old boundary map may have little in common with the modern reality as trees die, hills wear away a [...]

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