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History of the World in 12 Maps, A

by: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin Books (2012)


Staff Pick by comrade: Kevin

This book illuminates the fact that all maps are inherently subjective and selective representations, influenced by either overt or subliminal ideological perspectives and political manipulations, rather than totally accurate or purely objective portrayals of the world. A fascinating and philosophical look at the history and implications of cartography with beautiful illustrations.