December 10, 2012

Great mapmakers

The Road to There: Mapmakers and Their Stories
by Val Ross

Fraud artists who deliberately distorted maps, explorers who lost their lives, travelers who risked altitude sickness, these were some of the men and women who mapped the world. With reproductions of important maps and exciting introductions before each chapter, this is a well-researched and informative book. Each chapter sounds like a suspenseful adventure story. Along the way, readers will discover how the ocean, the universe, and even the streets of London were mapped.

Highly entertaining.

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