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The power of projections : how maps reflect global politics and history

Author: Arthur Jay Klinghoffer
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006.
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Examines the world perceptions of various civilizations and the ways in which maps have been formulated to serve the agenda of cartographers and their patrons. This book also analyses the decline of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Klinghoffer, Arthur Jay, 1941-
Power of projections.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2006
(DLC) 2006001247
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Jay Klinghoffer
ISBN: 9780313082511 0313082510
OCLC Number: 230813703
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 192 pages) : maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The Cartographer's Mirror --
Instruments of Power --
2. Cultural Factors --
3. Symbols of Authority --
4. Sleight of Hand --
5. In the Eye of the Beholder --
Worldviews --
6. Completing the Circle --
7. New Directions --
8. The Geography of Empire --
9. Geopolitics --
10. Defending the Western Hemisphere --
11. Cold War --
The Cartographic Revolution --
12. Social Protest and Deconstruction --
13. Rearranging the Pieces.
Responsibility: Arthur Jay Klinghoffer ; foreword by Harvey Sicherman.
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"[E]xamines how different cultures view the world through the study of maps." - Courier-Post (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) "Crowded with interesting examples of geographical names as objects of political Read more...

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