home | register | view cart  

  
logon     

Search category: 
Book title: 


NEW BOOKS    

Where we are + Working Hours summer 2019

Story

Contact us

Bookshop Events

Our Social Networks Home

Services

Subjects


SPECIAL OFFER

Agriculture & Farming

Archaeology

Architecture

Arts

Astronomy

Biology

Business & Management

Chemistry

Children

Computing

Cookery and Food

Earth Science

Economics

Education

ELT

Engineering

Environment

Family & Home

Fiction

Finance

Games and Humor

Geography

Biogeography

Cartography, Geodesy

Economic Geography

Geographical Discovery

Historical Geography

Human Geography

Maps, Charts And Atlases

Physical Geography

Political Geography

Regional Geography

History

Humanities

Industy & Industrial Studies

International Law

Language & Linguistics

Law

Literature

Mathematics

Medicine

Music

Philosophy

Physics

Politics & Government

Psychology

Reference, Information

Regional & Area Planning

Religion & Beliefs

Science (General)

Social Science

Sociology

Sports

Statistics

Technology - (General)

Travel & Holiday

Veterinary Science

Warfare & Defence

FANTASY

DRAMA

DVD

DOVER Series
Shipping Information

Bookshop views

BRITISH COUNCIL Coursebooks

ST. STEPHENS SCHOOL Roma

UNIVERSITIES Adoptions



HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN TWELVE MAPS (PAPERBACK)
by BROTTON, JERRY; JARDINE, LISA
Categories: Geography Maps, Charts and Atlases
ISBN: 0141034939   - ISBN 13: 9780141034935
AAB Internal Code: 5939110

Pubblication year: 2013
Arrival date: 2/10/2015
Published by: Penguin Books Ltd (7564)

Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, maps of the world are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the almost mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world. Brotton shows how each of his maps both influenced and reflected contemporary events and how, by reading it, we can better understand the worlds that produced it. Although the way we map our surroundings is changing, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been, but that they continue to define, shape and recreate the world. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.

Items in stock: 0 (NO ITEMS IN STOCK)
Book Price:  € 20.80  
WEB Discount:  - € 3.12   (15%)
WEB Price:  € 17.68  
Available: In 10/20 days unless unavailable


(because of availability, the final price of this particular product may be different than expected)
If you personally go to our bookshop, you will still be entitled to the same WEB DISCOUNT, provided that you bring and show the assistant a print-out of the web page where the discounted price is indicated, and provided that the document is not older than 3 days at the time of your visit.
Anglo American Book Co. S.r.l.