9780226600536-022660053X-After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-13: 9780226600536
ISBN-10: 022660053X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Rankin, William
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226600536
ISBN-10: 022660053X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Rankin, William
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rankin, William wrote After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century comprising 416 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022660053X and 9780226600536. Since then After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 8.66 or rent at the marketplace.

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For most of the twentieth century, maps were indispensable. They were how governments understood, managed, and defended their territory, and during the two world wars they were produced by the hundreds of millions. Cartographers and journalists predicted the dawning of a “map-minded age,” where increasingly state-of-the-art maps would become everyday tools. By the century’s end, however, there had been decisive shift in mapping practices, as the dominant methods of land surveying and print publication were increasingly displaced by electronic navigation systems.

In After the Map, William Rankin argues that although this shift did not render traditional maps obsolete, it did radically change our experience of geographic knowledge, from the God’s-eye view of the map to the embedded subjectivity of GPS. Likewise, older concerns with geographic truth and objectivity have been upstaged by a new emphasis on simplicity, reliability, and convenience. After the Map shows how this change in geographic perspective is ultimately a transformation of the nature of territory, both social and political.

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