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Map Of A Nation

A Biography of the Ordnance Survey

Author: Rachel Hewitt

Publisher: Granta Books

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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Map of a Nation tells the story of the creation of the Ordnance Survey map - the first complete, accurate, affordable map of the British Isles. The Ordnance Survey is a much beloved British institution, and Map of a Nation is, amazingly, the first popular history to tell the story of the map and the men who dreamt and delivered it. The Ordnance Survey's history is one of political revolutions, rebellions and regional unions that altered the shape and identity of the United Kingdom over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It's also a deliciously readable account of one of the great untold British adventure stories, featuring intrepid individuals lugging brass theodolites up mountains to make the country visible to itself for the first time.

The Road Map of a Nation

A Narrative of the First African Road Safety Corps

Author: Wole Soyinka

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Category: Authors, Nigerian

Page: 203

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The New Map of Empire

How Britain Imagined America before Independence

Author: S. Max Edelson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: History

Page: 480

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In 1763 British America stretched from Hudson Bay to the Keys, from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. Using maps that Britain created to control its new lands, Max Edelson pictures the contested geography of the British Atlantic world and offers new explanations of the causes and consequences of Britain’s imperial ambitions before the Revolution.

Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan; Or, The Mogul Empire

With an Introduction, Illustrative of the Geography and Present Division of that Country: and a Map of the Countries Situated Between the Head of the Indus, and the Caspian Sea

Author: James Rennell

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Category: Cartography

Page: 295

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The History of Wales ... To which is Added a Map of Wales by J. Sellers

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The Nation

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Category: United States

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Mapping the Nation

History and Cartography in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Susan Schulten

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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“A compelling read” that reveals how maps became informational tools charting everything from epidemics to slavery (Journal of American History). In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess the power of the South. After the Civil War, federal agencies embraced statistical and thematic mapping in order to profile the ethnic, racial, economic, moral, and physical attributes of a reunified nation. By the end of the century, Congress had authorized a national archive of maps, an explicit recognition that old maps were not relics to be discarded but unique records of the nation’s past. All of these experiments involved the realization that maps were not just illustrations of data, but visual tools that were uniquely equipped to convey complex ideas and information. In Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten charts how maps of epidemic disease, slavery, census statistics, the environment, and the past demonstrated the analytical potential of cartography, and in the process transformed the very meaning of a map. Today, statistical and thematic maps are so ubiquitous that we take for granted that data will be arranged cartographically. Whether for urban planning, public health, marketing, or political strategy, maps have become everyday tools of social organization, governance, and economics. The world we inhabit—saturated with maps and graphic information—grew out of this sea change in spatial thought and representation in the nineteenth century, when Americans learned to see themselves and their nation in new dimensions.

Letters from Canterbury, New Zealand; with a Map of the Province, ..

Author: Robert Bateman Paul

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Category: Canterbury (N.Z.)

Page: 160

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Michigan School Moderator

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Category: Education

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Corea, the Hermit Nation

I. Ancient and Mediaeval History. II. Political and Social Corea. III. Modern and Recent History

Author: William Elliot Griffis

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Category: Korea

Page: 474

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The Nation [Electronic Resource]

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Category: American periodicals

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Science and Public Policy ...: A program for the nation

Author: United States. President's Scientific Research Board

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Category: Medicine

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The Childhood of the English Nation; Or, The Beginnings of English History

Author: Ella S. Armitage

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Category: Great Britain

Page: 247

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A History of the United States: The planting of a nation in the new world, 1000-1660

Author: Edward Channing

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Category: United States

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The Beginners of a Nation

A History of the Source and Rise of the Earliest English Settlements in America, with Special Reference to the Life and Character of the People

Author: Edward Eggleston

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Category: United States

Page: 377

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History of the Ojibway Nation

Author: Minnesota Historical Society

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Category: Ojibwa Indians

Page: 535

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Scotland: Mapping the Nation

Author: Chris Fleet

Publisher: Birlinn

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Category: History

Page: 336

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Whilst documents and other written material are obvious resources that help shape our view of the past, maps too can say much about a nation's history. This is the first book to take maps seriously as a form of history, from the earliest representations of Scotland by Ptolemy in the second century AD to the most recent form of Scotland's mapping and geographical representation in GIS, satellite imagery and SATNAV. Compiled by three experts who have spent their lives working with maps, Scotland: Mapping the Nation offers a fascinating and thought-provoking perspective on Scottish history which is beautifully illustrated with complete facsimiles and details of hundreds of the most significant manuscript and printed maps from the National Library of Scotland and other institutions, including those by Timothy Pont, Joan Blaeu and William Roy, amongst many others.

The Anabasis of Xenophon with English Notes, Critical and Explanatory, a Map Arranged According to the Latest and Best Authorities, and a Plan of the Battle of Cunaxa

Author: Xenophon

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Page: 632

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The History of Clark County, Ohio

Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, Etc.; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Clark County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, Etc. ...

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Category: Clark County (Ohio)

Page: 1067

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Status and Trends of the Nation's Biological Resources

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Category: Biodiversity

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