Map Of A Nation

Map Of A Nation

Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles.

Author: Rachel Hewitt

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847084521

Category: History

Page: 432

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Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It's also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.
Categories: History

Mapping the Nation

Mapping the Nation

In Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten charts how maps of epidemic disease, slavery, census statistics, the environment, and the past demonstrated the analytical potential of cartography, and in the process transformed the very meaning of a ...

Author: Susan Schulten

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226740706

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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“A compelling read” that reveals how maps became informational tools charting everything from epidemics to slavery (Journal of American History). In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess the power of the South. After the Civil War, federal agencies embraced statistical and thematic mapping in order to profile the ethnic, racial, economic, moral, and physical attributes of a reunified nation. By the end of the century, Congress had authorized a national archive of maps, an explicit recognition that old maps were not relics to be discarded but unique records of the nation’s past. All of these experiments involved the realization that maps were not just illustrations of data, but visual tools that were uniquely equipped to convey complex ideas and information. In Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten charts how maps of epidemic disease, slavery, census statistics, the environment, and the past demonstrated the analytical potential of cartography, and in the process transformed the very meaning of a map. Today, statistical and thematic maps are so ubiquitous that we take for granted that data will be arranged cartographically. Whether for urban planning, public health, marketing, or political strategy, maps have become everyday tools of social organization, governance, and economics. The world we inhabit—saturated with maps and graphic information—grew out of this sea change in spatial thought and representation in the nineteenth century, when Americans learned to see themselves and their nation in new dimensions.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Scotland Mapping the Nation

Scotland  Mapping the Nation

reasoning, that we can trace from the early nineteenth century that stronglyheld
view that maps were accurate mirrors to the world, and that map history was the
story of progressive technical betterment in how maps work to show the world.

Author: Chris Fleet

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857902399

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 450

Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent form of Scotland's mapping and geographical representation in GIS, satellite imagery and SATNAV. Compiled by three experts who have spent their lives working with maps, Scotland: Mapping the Nation offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history which is beautifully illustrated with complete facsimiles and details of hundreds of the most significant manuscript and printed maps from the National Library of Scotland and other institutions, including those by Timothy Pont, Joan Blaeu and William Roy, amongst many others.
Categories: History

Mapping the Nation

Mapping the Nation

An annual compilation of quality GIS work in the federal government, awakens officials to the potential of GIS.

Author:

Publisher: ESRI Press

ISBN: 158948472X

Category: Reference

Page: 88

View: 572

An annual compilation of quality GIS work in the federal government, awakens officials to the potential of GIS.
Categories: Reference

Decolonizing the Map

Decolonizing the Map

These essays, originally delivered as the 2010 Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, encompass more than two centuries and three continents—Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Author: James R. Akerman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226422817

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 928

Almost universally, newly independent states seek to affirm their independence and identity by making the production of new maps and atlases a top priority. For formerly colonized peoples, however, this process neither begins nor ends with independence, and it is rarely straightforward. Mapping their own land is fraught with a fresh set of issues: how to define and administer their territories, develop their national identity, establish their role in the community of nations, and more. The contributors to Decolonizing the Map explore this complicated relationship between mapping and decolonization while engaging with recent theoretical debates about the nature of decolonization itself. These essays, originally delivered as the 2010 Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library, encompass more than two centuries and three continents—Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Ranging from the late eighteenth century through the mid-twentieth, contributors study topics from mapping and national identity in late colonial Mexico to the enduring complications created by the partition of British India and the racialized organization of space in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa. A vital contribution to studies of both colonization and cartography, Decolonizing the Map is the first book to systematically and comprehensively examine the engagement of mapping in the long—and clearly unfinished—parallel processes of decolonization and nation building in the modern world.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Mapping the Nation

Mapping the Nation

The book shows how these tools are used daily by federal employees, officials, and in some cases by the public, to gather, analyze, and respond to questions and challenges that range from the common to the catastrophic.

Author: Esri

Publisher: ESRI Press

ISBN: 158948391X

Category: Reference

Page: 91

View: 858

Mapping the Nation: Pioneering a New Platform for Government is a collection of maps developed by US federal agencies using both desktop and web-based geographic information system (GIS) tools and applications. The book shows how these tools are used daily by federal employees, officials, and in some cases by the public, to gather, analyze, and respond to questions and challenges that range from the common to the catastrophic. More than twenty-five agencies across nine US departments have contributed maps on subjects such as ecoregions, disaster planning, census distributions, hydrography, and pollution remediation.
Categories: Reference

The War and a New Map of Europe

The War  and a New Map of Europe

Can any one , seeing a map of that new country I am suggesting , with its fine
rivers running into the two seas , doubt for a moment but that such a nation ,
under a free and enlightened government , would rapidly develope most
extraordinary ...

Author: James STRIDE

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0025117248

Category:

Page: 41

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Off the Map

Off the Map

Author: Alexander Devine

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:503762253

Category: World War, 1914-1918

Page: 37

View: 435

Categories: World War, 1914-1918

Mapping the Nation

Mapping the Nation

Focusing specifically on the poetic construction of India, 'Mapping the Nation' offers a broad selection of poetry written by Indians in English during the period 1870–1920.

Author: Sheshalatha Reddy

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9780857284419

Category: Poetry

Page: 466

View: 512

Focusing specifically on the poetic construction of India, ‘Mapping the Nation’ offers a broad selection of poetry written by Indians in English during the period 1870–1920. Centering upon the “mapping” of India – both as a regional location and as a poetic ideal – this unique anthology presents poetry from various geographical nodal points of the subcontinent, as well as that written in the imperial metropole of England, to illustrate how the variety of India’s poetical imagining corresponded to the diversity of her inhabitants and geography.
Categories: Poetry

Reading and Mapping Fiction

Reading and Mapping Fiction

William Roy spent forty years trying to initiate a major mapping project for
England, but it was not until a second threat of invasion with the Napoleonic wars
that first a Trignometrical Survey (1791) and then an Ordnance Survey of the
nation ...

Author: Sally Bushell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108487450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 976

This book explores the power of the map in fiction and its centrality to meaning, from Treasure Island to Winnie-the-Pooh.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A People and a Nation A History of the United States

A People and a Nation  A History of the United States

Map 1.1 Map 1.2 Map 1.3 Map 1.4 Map 1.5 Map 1.6 Map 2.1 Map 2.2 Map 2.3
Map 3.1 Map 3.2 Map 3.3 Map 4.1 Map 4.2 Map 4.3 Map 5.1 Map 5.2 Map 5.3
Map 6.1 Map 6.2 Map 7.1 Map 7.2 Map 7.3 Map 8.1 Map 8.2 Map 8.3 Map 8.4
Map ...

Author: Mary Beth Norton

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133312727

Category: History

Page: 1024

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A PEOPLE AND A NATION is a best-selling text offering a spirited narrative that tells the stories of all people in the United States. The authors' attention to race and racial identity and their inclusion of everyday people and popular culture brings history to life, engaging readers and encouraging them to imagine what life was really like in the past. In the tenth edition, the number of chapters has been reduced from 33 to 29, making the text easier to assign in a typical semester. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: History

A Fresh Map of Life

A Fresh Map of Life

Like our ageing as individuals, the ageing of Britain as a nation has to be faced
head-on. The senses in which an individual or a society grows old, however, can
be a little complicated. In order to be confident about what is meant by the ...

Author: Peter Laslett

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674323270

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 453

The prospect of spending long years in reasonable health and scarcely impaired activity, far beyond the convenient landmark of retirement, has already become the norm--without anybody really noticing it, let alone appreciating the implications. In this highly original and perhaps controversial book, Peter Laslett urges us to plan ahead for personal enrichment--before retirement and before the children leave home--before we reach the Third Age.
Categories: Social Science

Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan

Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan

very # nation is traced by P. Wendell from the countries lying between the SE
confines of Moultan , and Gohud . It is certain thar Tamerlane made war on a
people called the Getes in his march from Batnir to Semanah . Nudjuff Cawn ,
about 14 ...

Author: James Rennell

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11683978

Category: Cartography

Page: 295

View: 545

Categories: Cartography

Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europe

Contemporary Ukraine on the Cultural Map of Europe

The first section, “Mapping the Nation: History, Politics, and Religion,” clearly
demonstrates that the way a nation shapes its image,and reaffirms itselfonthe
world's map, is largely determined by its past. Ukraine's historical predicament of
being ...

Author: Larissa M. L. Zaleska Onyshkevych

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317473770

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 671

The concept of a 'return to Europe' has been integral to the movement for Ukrainian national rebirth since the nineteenth century. While the goal of a more fully reformed politics remains elusive, numerous expressions of Ukrainian culture continue to develop in the European spirit. This wide-ranging book explores Ukraine's European cultural connection, especially as it has been reestablished since the country achieved independence in 1991. The contributors discusses many aspects of Ukraine's contemporary culture - history, politics, and religion in Part I; literary culture in Part II; and language, popular culture, and the arts in Part III. What emerges is a fascinating picture of a young country grappling with its divided past and its colonial heritage, yet asserting its voice and preferences amid the diverse and at times conflicting realities of the contemporary political scene. Europe becomes a powerful point of reference, a measure against which the situation in post-independence Ukraine is gouged and debated. This framework allows for a better understanding of the complexities deeply ingrained in the social fabric of Ukrainian society.
Categories: Social Science

The Imperial Map

The Imperial Map

According to his typology, a nation was “a historically constituted, stable
community of people, formed on the basis of a ... 1 In the context of imperial
mapping, it is his emphasis on the historical, rooted, and bounded territoriality of
nations that ...

Author: James R. Akerman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226010762

Category: History

Page: 367

View: 411

Maps from virtually every culture and period convey our tendency to see our communities as the centre of the world (if not the universe) and, by implication, as superior to anything beyond our boundaries. This study examines how cartography has been used to prop up a variety of imperialist enterprises.
Categories: History

Mapping the Nation

Mapping the Nation

An annual compilation of quality GIS work in the federal government, awakens officials to the potential of GIS.

Author: Esri

Publisher: Mapping the Nation

ISBN: 1589485521

Category: Reference

Page: 165

View: 427

An annual compilation of quality GIS work in the federal government, awakens officials to the potential of GIS.
Categories: Reference

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: 955

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

Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan Or The Mogul Empire

Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan  Or  The Mogul Empire

... Illustrative of the Geography and Present Division of that Country; and a Map of
the Countries Situated Between the Heads of the Indian Rivers, and the Caspian
Sea James Rennell. the tract was too confined , to be the abode of a nation .

Author: James Rennell

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556009126970

Category: Cartography

Page: 428

View: 132

Categories: Cartography

The Map of Love

The Map of Love

The want of gratitude displayed by a nation to its alien benefactors is almost as
old as history itself. Lord Cromer, 1908 Cairo, 18 September 1997 As for me, my
dreams have become a confusion of times and places. I am lying in the courtyard
 ...

Author: Ahdaf Soueif

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408838297

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 718

In 1900 Lady Anna Winterbourne travels to Egypt where she falls in love with Sharif, and Egyptian Nationalist utterly committed to his country's cause. A hundred years later, Isabel Parkman, an American divorcee and a descendant of Anna and Sharif, goes to Egypt, taking with her an old family trunk, inside which are found notebooks and journals which reveal Anna and Sharif's secret.
Categories: Fiction