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A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping and the by John Pickles

By John Pickles

This ebook offers a vital perception into the practices and concepts of maps and map-making. It attracts on a variety of social theorists, and theorists of maps and cartography, to teach how maps and map-making have formed the areas during which we live.
Going past the focal point of conventional cartography, the e-book attracts on examples of using maps from the 16th century to the current, together with their function in initiatives of the nationwide and colonial kingdom, emergent capitalism and the planetary attention of the normal sciences. It additionally considers using maps for army reasons, maps that experience coded sleek conceptions of health and wellbeing, affliction and social personality, and maps of the obvious human physique and the obvious earth.

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