History of the World Map by Map

History of the World Map by Map

This history book reaching across millennia gives you a broad view of the pivotal events in our past. With 140 maps, complimented with pictures, info boxes and timelines, there's so much to enjoy and learn about.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241379189

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 351

Much more than a history atlas, this book drops you right in the heart of the action, as 130 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the race for space. After the foreword written by renowned broadcaster and historian Peter Snow, purpose-made regional and global maps present the history of the world as it happened, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean - patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created powerful empires, fragile colonies, or terrifying theatres of war. An interplay of text and graphics leads you around the page so that you can follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History of the World Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War 2, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.
Categories: History

Smithsonian History of the World Map by Map

Smithsonian  History of the World Map by Map

More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race.

Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 1465475850

Category: History

Page: 440

View: 473

More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of civilizations through ancient, medieval, and modern times. But not every page is full of maps. At key points in History Map by Map, broad, sweeping introductions provide a chance to step back and look at entire periods, such as World War II, or to explore overarching themes, such as the Industrial Revolution. Picture spreads, meanwhile, focus on epoch-defining moments or developments, such as fascism and communism, and the invention of printing.
Categories: History

World War II Map by Map

World War II Map by Map

The deadliest war in history brought to life through bold, easy-to-grasp maps In this stunning visual history ebook, purpose-made maps reveal the full story of the Second World War.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241445914

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 509

The deadliest war in history brought to life through bold, easy-to-grasp maps In this stunning visual history ebook, purpose-made maps reveal the full story of the Second World War. From the rise of the Axis powers to the aftermath of the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima, this ebook shows how each step of the action took place. Each map is full of detail, charting the progress of the key events of World War II on land, sea, and air, including the Dunkirk evacuation, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, the siege of Stalingrad, and the war in the Pacific. As well as purpose-made maps, historical maps from both Allied and Axis countries give compelling insights into the course of the war. There are also timelines summarizing each stage of the conflict as it unfolded, while fascinating, large-scale photographs offer a closer look at life both on and off the battlefield, introducing topics such as blitzkrieg tactics, civilian life in wartime, code-breaking, and more. Written by a team of historians headed by Richard Overy as consultant, World War II Map by Map shows how the deadliest conflict in history changed the face of our world. It is perfect for general readers, students, and military history enthusiasts everywhere. Includes a foreword by Peter Snow, broadcaster and historian.
Categories: History

World War II Map by Map

World War II Map by Map

In this stunning visual history book, custom maps tell the story of the Second World War from the rise of the Axis powers to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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Publisher: DK

ISBN: 1465481796

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 898

Trace the epic history of World War 2 across the globe with more than 70 detailed maps. In this stunning visual history book, custom maps tell the story of the Second World War from the rise of the Axis powers to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Each map is rich with detail and graphics, helping you to chart the progress of key events of World War II on land, sea, and air, such as the Dunkirk evacuation, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the D-Day landings, and the siege of Stalingrad. Historical maps from both Allied and Axis countries also offer unique insights into the events. There are timelines to help you follow the story as it unfolds, while narrative overviews explain the social, economic, political, and technical developments at the time. Fascinating, large-scale pictures introduce topics such as the Holocaust, blitzkrieg, kamikaze warfare, and code-breaking. Written by a team of historians in consultation with Richard Overy, World War II Map by Map examines how the deadliest conflict in history changed the face of our world. It is perfect for students, general readers, and military history enthusiasts.
Categories: History

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps.

Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846145704

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 632

Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. 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, world maps 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 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 - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.
Categories: Science

Cities of the World

Cities of the World

Traces the historic form and special character of the world's greatest cities through a collection of maps and panoramic views, from Athens to Brasilia, Washington to Moscow, San Francisco to Saigon, and Venice to Lhasa.

Author: Peter Whitfield

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520247256

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 777

Traces the historic form and special character of the world's greatest cities through a collection of maps and panoramic views, from Athens to Brasilia, Washington to Moscow, San Francisco to Saigon, and Venice to Lhasa.
Categories: Science

The World Through Maps

The World Through Maps

The author explores the colorful history of mapmaking, taking readers on a fascinating tour of the ideas and idealism that influenced cartography, from the Greeks who used information gleaned from Alexander the Great's conquests to improve ...

Author: John R. Short

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552978117

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 559

The author explores the colorful history of mapmaking, taking readers on a fascinating tour of the ideas and idealism that influenced cartography, from the Greeks who used information gleaned from Alexander the Great's conquests to improve their maps to the medievalists, who lost the Greek knowledge of the spherical earth.
Categories: History

Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

These two volumes have no maps.

Author: Richard J.A. Talbert

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691049459

Category: History

Page: 1448

View: 112

These two volumes have no maps. But all the Greek and Roman place names which are mapped in the atlas volume are here given together with references to the original research which marshals the evidence for how we know where the ancient places were.
Categories: History

Map Worlds

Map Worlds

Map Worlds plots a journey of discovery through the world of women map-makers from the golden age of cartography in the sixteenth-century Low Countries to tactile maps in contemporary Brazil.

Author: Will C. van den Hoonaard

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554589333

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 394

View: 849

Map Worlds plots a journey of discovery through the world of women map-makers from the golden age of cartography in the sixteenth-century Low Countries to tactile maps in contemporary Brazil. Author Will C. van den Hoonaard examines the history of women in the profession, sets out the situation of women in technical fields and cartography-related organizations, and outlines the challenges they face in their careers. Map Worlds explores women as colourists in early times, describes the major houses of cartographic production, and delves into the economic function of intermarriages among cartographic houses and families. It relates how in later centuries, working from the margins, women produced maps to record painful tribal memories or sought to remedy social injustices. Much later, one woman so changed the way we think about continents that the shift has been likened to the Copernican revolution. Other women created order and wonder about the lunar landscape, and still others turned the art and science of making maps inside out, exposing the hidden, unconscious, and subliminal “text” of maps. Shared by all these map-makers are themes of social justice and making maps work for the betterment of humanity.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Battles Map by Map

Battles Map by Map

Covering everything from the battlefields of the ancient world to the bomb-scarred landscapes of World War II and beyond, this ebook includes engrossing maps telling the story of history's most famous battles.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241531853

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 955

Experience the world's most significant battles through bold, easy-to-grasp maps. Includes a foreword by Peter Snow, broadcaster and historian. Covering everything from the battlefields of the ancient world to the bomb-scarred landscapes of World War II and beyond, this ebook includes engrossing maps telling the story of history's most famous battles. Using brand new, in-depth maps and expert analysis, see for yourself how legendary military milestones were won and lost, and how tactics, technology, vision, and luck have all played a part in the outcome of wars throughout history. Additionally, historic maps, paintings, photographs, and objects take you to the heart of the action; famous commanders and military leaders are profiled; and the impact of groundbreaking weapons and battlefield innovations is revealed. Bursting with lavish illustrations and full of fascinating detail, Battles Map by Map is the ultimate history ebook for map lovers, military history enthusiasts, and armchair generals everywhere.
Categories: History

Universal History Illustrated by maps By A G Findlay The eighth edition

Universal History     Illustrated by maps     By A  G  Findlay  The eighth edition

Peter PARLEY (pseud. [i.e. Nathaniel Hawthorne.]) 5. But , before I proceed , I
must remind you that the world is round , and that men and animals live upon the
surface ; that the face of the earth is divided into land and water ; that on the land
 ...

Author: Peter PARLEY (pseud. [i.e. Nathaniel Hawthorne.])

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024451086

Category:

Page: 559

View: 326

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History of World Trade in Maps

History of World Trade in Maps

It has provided vital goods and wealth to countries and merchants from the ancient Egyptians who went in search of gold and ivory to their 21st-century equivalents trading high-tech electronic equipment from the Far East .In this beautiful ...

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0008409293

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 972

Trade is the lifeblood of nations. It has provided vital goods and wealth to countries and merchants from the ancient Egyptians who went in search of gold and ivory to their 21st-century equivalents trading high-tech electronic equipment from the Far East .In this beautiful book, more than 70 maps give a visual representation of the history of World Commerce, accompanied by text which tells the extraordinary story of the merchants, adventurers, middle-men, and monarchs who bought, sold, explored, and fought in search of profit and power. The maps are all works of art, witnesses to history, and have a fascinating story to tell. The maps include: - Çatalhöyük Plan, c. 6200BC - Babylonian Map of the World, c. 600BC - Stone Map of China, 1136 - Hereford Mappa Mundi, c. 1300 - Buondelmonti Map of Constantinople, c. 1420 - The Waldseemüller Map, 1507 - James Rennell Map of Hindoostan, 1782 - Air Age Map, 1945 - Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Dashboard, 2020
Categories: Political Science

History of Cartography

History of Cartography

This expanded second edition of Bagrow and Skelton's History of Cartography marks the reappearance of this seminal work after a hiatus of nearly a half century.

Author: Leo Bagrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351515580

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 770

This illustrated work is intended to acquaint readers with the early maps produced in both Europe and the rest of the world, and to tell us something of their development, their makers and printers, their varieties and characteristics. The authors' chief concern is with the appearance of maps: they exclude any examination of their content, or of scientific methods of mapmaking. This book ends in the second half of the eighteenth century, when craftsmanship was superseded by specialized science and the machine. As a history of the evolution of the early map, it is a stunning work of art and science. This expanded second edition of Bagrow and Skelton's History of Cartography marks the reappearance of this seminal work after a hiatus of nearly a half century. As a reprint project undertaken many years after the book last appeared, finding suitable materials to work from proved to be no easy task. Because of the wealth of monochrome and color plates, the book could only be properly reproduced using the original materials. Ultimately the authors were able to obtain materials from the original printer Scotchprints or contact films made directly from original plates, thus allowing the work to preserve the beauty and clarity of the illustrations. Old maps, collated with other materials, help us to elucidate the course of human history. It was not until the eighteenth century, however, that maps were gradually stripped of their artistic decoration and transformed into plain, specialist sources of information based upon measurement. Maps are objects of historical, artistic, and cultural significance, and thus collecting them seems to need no justification, simply enjoyment.
Categories: History

Maps of Time

Maps of Time

"You've all seen the poster of the milky way galaxy with an arrow to a point about halfway out from the center and the caption, ‘You are here.’ This book is like that only more so.

Author: David Christian

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520235002

Category: History

Page: 642

View: 781

A history of the world from the big bang to the present. "Big history" is a new approach to world history that joins the history of the world as a physical entity to human history. David Christian is the leading proponent of this approach to world history.
Categories: History

Mapping the World

Mapping the World

A history of mapmaking showing how maps both reflect and change people's view of the world.

Author: Sylvia A. Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689818134

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 120

A history of mapmaking showing how maps both reflect and change people's view of the world.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Secret Maps of the Ancient World

Secret Maps of the Ancient World

The author explores evidence given in ancient Chinese writings, archaelogical finds in the Americas, and in ancient Chinese maps; demonstrating the likelyhood that America was discovered by the Chinese, not Europeans.

Author: Charlotte Harris Rees

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781434392787

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 102

The author explores evidence given in ancient Chinese writings, archaelogical finds in the Americas, and in ancient Chinese maps; demonstrating the likelyhood that America was discovered by the Chinese, not Europeans.
Categories: History

Ancient Perspectives

Ancient Perspectives

Even though none of these civilizations devised the means to measure time or distance with precision, they still conceptualized their surroundings, natural and man-made, near and far, and felt the urge to record them by inventive means that ...

Author: Richard J. A. Talbert

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226789378

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 534

Ancient Perspectives encompasses a vast arc of space and time—Western Asia to North Africa and Europe from the third millennium BCE to the fifth century CE—to explore mapmaking and worldviews in the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In each society, maps served as critical economic, political, and personal tools, but there was little consistency in how and why they were made. Much like today, maps in antiquity meant very different things to different people. Ancient Perspectives presents an ambitious, fresh overview of cartography and its uses. The seven chapters range from broad-based analyses of mapping in Mesopotamia and Egypt to a close focus on Ptolemy’s ideas for drawing a world map based on the theories of his Greek predecessors at Alexandria. The remarkable accuracy of Mesopotamian city-plans is revealed, as is the creation of maps by Romans to support the proud claim that their emperor’s rule was global in its reach. By probing the instruments and techniques of both Greek and Roman surveyors, one chapter seeks to uncover how their extraordinary planning of roads, aqueducts, and tunnels was achieved. Even though none of these civilizations devised the means to measure time or distance with precision, they still conceptualized their surroundings, natural and man-made, near and far, and felt the urge to record them by inventive means that this absorbing volume reinterprets and compares.
Categories: History

The Hereford World Map

The Hereford World Map

In setting the Hereford world map in context, Harvey and his 24 collaborators introduce us to medieval ideas of the world and man's place in it.

Author: P. D. A. Harvey

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: UOM:39015073597414

Category: History

Page: 434

View: 195

The famous Hereford world map, the 'Mappa Mundi', dates from around 1300, and was painted on one skin of calf-parchment. In setting the Hereford world map in context, Harvey and his 24 collaborators introduce us to medieval ideas of the world and man's place in it.
Categories: History

A History of Spaces

A History of Spaces

" "The final chapters of the book turn to the rapid pace of change in mapping technologies, the forms of visualization and representation that are now possible, and what the author refers to as 'the possibilities for post-representational ...

Author: John Pickles

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415144981

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

View: 749

It also considers the use of maps for military purposes, maps that have coded modern conceptions of health, disease and social character, and maps of the transparent human body and the transparent earth." "The final chapters of the book turn to the rapid pace of change in mapping technologies, the forms of visualization and representation that are now possible, and what the author refers to as 'the possibilities for post-representational cartographies'."--Jacket.
Categories: Social Science

Atlas of World History

Atlas of World History

Author: Patrick Karl O'Brien

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015047857845

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 988

Maps follow the long march of human history from prehistory to the present, covering the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China; the Roman empire; the Medieval and Early Modern world; and the twentieth century
Categories: Reference