Thomas Kitchin (1718-1784), London-based cartographer and engraver of maps of England, greater Europe, and parts of the British Empire.; at one time held the titles "Senior Hydrographer to His Majesty" and "Senior Engraver to His Royal Highness the Duke of York"
In this collection, acclaimed Jamaican poet Kei Miller dramatizes what happens when one system of knowledge, one method of understanding place and territory, comes up against another. We watch as the cartographer, used to the scientific methods of assuming control over a place by mapping it, is gradually compelled to recognizeâeven to envyâa wholly different understanding of place, as he tries to map his way to the rastamanâs eternal city of Zion. As the book unfolds the cartographer learns that, on this island of roads that âconstrict like throats,â every place-name comes freighted with history, and not every place that can be named can be found.
In Maps of the Imagination, Peter Turchi posits the idea that maps help people understand where they are in the world in the same way that literature, whether realistic or experimental, attempts to explain human realities. The author explores how writers and cartographers use many of the same devices for plotting and executing their work, making crucial decisions about what to include and what to leave out, in order to get from here to there, without excess baggage or a confusing surplus of information. Turchi traces the history of maps, from their initial decorative and religious purposes to their later instructional applications. He describes how maps rely on projections in order to portray a three-dimensional world on the two-dimensional flat surface of paper, which he then relates to what writers do in projecting a literary work from the imagination onto the page.
The lauded masterpiece about a family divided by World War I, hailed as âbrilliant . . . altogether a remarkable debutâ (Simon Mawer, author of The Glass Room).
From a village in Nova Scotia to the trenches of France, P. S. Duffyâs astonishing debut showcases a rare talent emerging in midlife.
When his beloved brother-in-law goes missing at the front in 1916, Angus defies his pacifist upbringing to join the war and find him. Assured a position as a cartographer in London, he is instead sent directly into battle. Meanwhile, at home, his son Simon Peter must navigate escalating hostility in a town torn by grief. Selected as both a Barnes & Noble Discover pick and one of the American Bookseller Associationâs Debut Dozen, The Cartographer of No Manâs Land offers a soulful portrayal of World War I and the lives that were forever changed by it, both on the battlefield and at home.
An exploration of walking and mapping as both form and content in art projects using old and new technologies, shoe leather and GPS.
From Guy Debord in the early 1950s to Richard Long, Janet Cardiff, and Esther Polak more recently, contemporary artists have returned again and again to the walking motif. Today, the convergence of global networks, online databases, and new tools for mobile mapping coincides with a resurgence of interest in walking as an art form. In Walking and Mapping, Karen O'Rourke explores a series of walking/mapping projects by contemporary artists. She offers close readings of these projects -- many of which she was able to experience firsthand -- and situates them in relation to landmark works from the past half-century. Together, they form a new entity, a dynamic whole greater than the sum of its parts. By alternating close study of selected projects with a broader view of their place in a bigger picture, Walking and Mapping itself maps a complex phenomenon.
Reyes Walter is the man who engineers everyoneâs happiness, and heâs never wanted anything else. Heâs got a lucrative job as sovereign of the kink world, and he delights in playing puppet master for those under his purviewâ¦which is everyone.
Allie Hart has got his hands full trying to find a job and being there for his sister and her kids. Loyal to the bone, heâs not looking for anything to get in the way of his obligations.
When a chance encounter throws Allie into the wide swath of Reyâs concern, Rey resolves to play the hero as usual, and Allie is determined to tell him where to stick it. The last thing Allie needs is some rich know-it-all treating him like a damsel in distress.
But the attraction between them leads to more than a back-alley trystâalthough not anywhere close to for-keeps. All of Reyâs previous lovers have been polished up and paired off with someone more suitable. After all, thereâs always someone in need, and Rey vowed a long time ago not to let anything or anyone come between him and his responsibilities. But Allie Hart may be the one gift heâs tempted to keep for himself.
Part mad manifesto, part revolutionary love letter, part freight train adventure story Â Maps to the Other Side is a self-reflective shattered mirror, a twist on the classic punk rock travel narrative that searches for authenticity and connection in the lives of strangers and the solidarity and limitations of underground community. Beginning at the edge of the internet age, a time when radical zine culture prefigured social networking sites, these timely writings paint an illuminated trail through a complex labyrinth of undocumented migrants, anarchist community organizers, brilliant visionary artists, revolutionary seed savers, punk rock historians, social justice farmers, radical mental health activists, and iconoclastic bridge builders. This book is a document of one personâs odyssey to transform his experiences navigating the psychiatric system by building community in the face of adversity; a set of maps for how rebels and dreamers can survive and thrive in a crazy world.
16-year-old Nathan is exploring a cave in New Mexico when he stumbles upon someone unexpected â The Explorerâs League Science Officer Satou. After Nathan breaks through the security barrier, Satou does the only thing he can and abducts the human interloper, forever changing the balance of the universe.
Nathan is introduced to the Consortium: an intergalactic league of explorers, scientists, soldiers and diplomats. He discovers the Universal Map, an ancient artifact locked away long ago by the mysterious Cartographer.
After accidentally unlocking it, Nathan unknowingly begins a chain of events that threatens to tear at the very fabric of the universe - and destroy Earth.
A beautifully written story of friendship, discovery, myths, and magic that the London Times called "reminiscent of fantasy greats such as Philip Pullman and Neil Gaiman."
Legends say that the island of Joya was once a place where songbirds sang in every tree and the islanders were free to come and go as they pleased. That was before the harsh-ruling Governor arrived, and ravens drove out the native birds. Now there are no songbirds, and the people are forbidden to travel beyond the forest that separates them from the rest of the island. But for Isabella, the legends of her island home have always seemed like more than just stories. And when a series of mysterious events shakes the community, itâs Isabellaâdaughter to the islandâs only mapmakerâwho will lead a party of explorers into the forest in search of answers. As the group ventures deeper and deeper into the island, dark secrets begin to surface, and the legends Isabella has listened to all these years show signs of coming to life. Â Debut novelist Kiran Millwood Hargrave draws on the cultural folklore of the Canary Islands in this richly told story of a girlâs quest to map her own place in a world that legends alone have shaped.
Advance Praise: "[R]eminiscent of fantasy greats such as Philip Pullman and Neil Gaiman." --The London Times
Peters Mid-size Wall Map 24x36 - with Explanatory PANELS (another version also available without panels - and a larger map on the same 2'x3' sheet)....One of the most controversial images of the world, the Peters Map was first introduced by Dr. Arno Peters in 1974, and generated a firestorm of debate. Peters was one of the first to assert that maps are unavoidably political. His map claimed to show "Fairness to All Peoples" providing an area accurate portrayal of the world. Today, this equal area map continues to have passionate fans as well as staunch critics.....Important Features of the Peters Map: * The Peters Map is an equal area map. * This new map shows all areas - whether countries, continents or oceans - according to their actual size. Accurate comparisons become possible. * All North-South lines run vertical on this map. Thus, geographic points can be seen in their precise directional relationship. * All East-West Lines run parallel. * New map explanation and bottom comparison panels, including four other equal area maps. For more details on the Peters Map visit ODTmaps link, "What's Behind the Maps"
Take a journey back to the uncharted oceans with the most celebrated European explorers!
Interest in Southeast Asian history and culture is higher than ever before. Ancient cartography of Oceania holds mysteries as old as timeâwere these early ocean maps molded as much by fantasy as fact? Early Mapping of the Pacific bravely delves into all the questions surrounding the history of maps.
The Pacific Ocean remained a mystery to mapmakers until the latter part of the eighteenth century. This book traces the European exploration and charting of the vast ocean through a cornucopia of beautiful maps stretching from Japan on the northwest, through Juan Fernandez Island on the southeast, with the various islands of Oceania the primary focus. It follows the history of mapmaking from Classical times up to the turn of the twentieth century. The ancient seafarers who ventured eastward from Asia, and were the Pacific's true pioneers, left no maps. They still helped make cartography history, thanks to the navigational genius their descendants passed to European visitors. Thus, the Pacific as we now know it was formally born when the colonization of America partitioned the seas between Europe and Asia into two.
This gorgeous edition presents nearly 300 rare Asia maps and early prints, compiled by expert Thomas Suarez.
Topics addressed include:
The Pacific Islands and Their People
Mariners, Mapmakers and the Great Ocean
The Pacific Evolves after Magellan
In the Wake of the Solomon Islands
Earliest Mapping of Australia and New Zealand
The Age of Enlightenment
The Three Voyages of James Cook
The Discovery of Tahiti and Hawaii
Micronesia, the Elusive Isles
Surveyors, Whalers, and Missionaries
You, too, can share in the wonder of these explorers' vast geographical and cultural discoveries, and the voyages that led to them, in this comprehensive cartography book.