Seeing Through Maps: Many Ways to See the World - 2019 e-book - 3rd edition * digital FREE
3rd edition by Denis Wood, Ward Kaiser, & Bob Abramms. The authors of this dynamic book challenge the popular world-view by questioning a number of map images and the specific messages they communicate. Maps imply a truth, but that truth can be quite skewed depending on the viewpoint of the map creator. This book takes a hard look at truth by carefully inspecting some familiar, and not-so-familiar, map images and exploring their significance.
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Second edition paperback, 152 pages, 70+ images, 11'' x 8-1/2'' format, price $24.95
Teachers can download learning objectives at http://odtmaps.com/detail.asp?product_id=STM-2-BK&Contents=TAB4“compulsively readable!”
PROF. JOHN H.ANDREWS, DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY, TRINITY COLLEGE.
“a fresh and exciting popular introduction to world maps and projections”
THE CARTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL (DR PETER VUJAKOVIC, EDITOR)
“weaves the theory and history of maps-at-large…into a seamless thematic whole.…erudite and invigorating… satisfying and illuminating …” TOM KOCH, DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY, UNIV. OF BC,VANCOUVER
“absolutely the best introduction available on map projections”
“a beautiful study that prepares students to think using multiple perspectives.” IVOR MILLER,AFRICAN DIASPORA STUDIES, DEPAUL UNIV.
“high school students can begin to view maps through a philosophical and critical lens, adding a whole new dimension to their study of geography and world history” TEACHING TOLERANCE MAGAZINE OF THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
“This will encourage a spirited discussion of perceptions, world views, and the importance of…seeing things differently.” GOVERNMENT TRAINING NEWS
"This is an amazing book! ...The first edition was both enlightening to map aficionados, and informative to the lay person interested in, but not quite educated about, all kinds of maps. Now the 2019 digital third edition includes color maps — and a map of election results for the 2016 presidential election and an updated Map of Carbon Emissions. The final extraordinary chapter, “Are Maps TALK Instead of Pictures?” challenges conventional wisdom that says that maps are pictures. This thought-provoking chapter asserts that: 1. Most maps are commissioned by people in power who want to maintain their positions of power, and 2. Maps show the world the way those in control of the mapmaking process want the world to be. For those teaching social studies, critical thinking, global studies, ESL, and certainly for my students in the US diplomatic corps, these are powerful, startling and important revelations. This book is an impressive achievement…and a great read."
LECTURER, TEACHER, & FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR