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WORLD MAPS AND GLOSES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In spite of the numerous books on this subject, this does not conflict with any of the others I have seen. Of course it overlaps, to a certain extent, but in presentation and handling of the subject, it comes closer to being a primer of the new processes of mapping and geography for the layman than the other more learned and abstract treatises. This is not itself a map book. It is a presentatiin of the hows and whys of modern map making, the reasons the old maps are distortions, the qualities desirable in map projections, the methods by which they are achieved, the modern devices to bring the realistic view of the world into practical compass in order to help us think globally. The method is visual rather than technical. Fisher of Yale is an economist and the inventor of the Likaglobe (there is a miniature Likaglobe on the inside of the book's jacket). Miller is a British geographer, new is the U.S.

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce (for Essential Books)