How to lie with maps

Mark Monmonier

Originally published to wide acclaim, this illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. Monmonier shows that, despite their immense value, maps lie. In fact, they must. The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters, 10 color plates, and a new foreword by renowned geographer H. J. de Blij. One new chapter examines the role of national interest and cultural values in national mapping organizations, including the United States Geological Survey, while the other explores the new breed of multimedia, computer-based maps. To show how maps distort, Monmonier introduces basic principles of mapmaking, gives entertaining examples of the misuse of maps in situations from zoning disputes to census reports, and covers all the typical kinds of distortions from deliberate oversimplifications to the misleading use of color.

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書名 How to lie with maps
著作者等 Monmonier, Mark S.
Blij, H.J. de
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1996
版表示 2nd ed
ページ数 xiii, 207 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0226534219
NCID BA27848620
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国