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How to Lie With Maps

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cartography.,
  • Deception.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-198) and index.

    StatementMark Monmonier
    ContributionsH. J. de Blij
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG108.7.M66 1996
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Paginationxiii, 207 p. :
    Number of Pages207
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL796309M
    ISBN 100226534219
    ISBN 109780226543213
    LC Control Number95032199
    OCLC/WorldCa32820164

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Monmonier shows that, despite their immense value, maps lie. In fact, they must. The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters, 10 color 4/5(4).

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How to Lie With Maps, which discusses deceptions that are inherent in maps. The critically acclaimed book also reviews methods of creating maps that interpret census data or that are used to influence planning boards.

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I sincerely think that Monmonier’s book “How to lie with Maps” about the distortions embedded in cartographic information should be a required reading.

The first edition of How to Lie with Maps came out inthe second in (See my review of the second edition here.) Since then the cartographic landscape is much changed: the map a person may use most frequently may come via their phone rather than paper.

But the advice found in this book is still valid. All Maps Lie Map of Midtown Manhattan from the book Maps by Paula Scher In the late s, when I was eight and nine years old, my father spent his weekends in the basement of our small, single-story house, measuring and cutting up pieces of light green laminated board.

An instant classic when first published inHow to Lie with Maps revealed how the choices mapmakers make—consciously or unconsciously—mean that every map inevitably presents only one of many possible stories about the places it depicts.

The principles Mark Monmonier outlined back then remain true today, despite significant technological changes in the making and use of maps. In fact all maps lie, even good ones, says professor Mark Monmonier, author of the classic book How to Lie With Maps.

A third edition has just. An instant classic when first published inHow to Lie with Maps revealed how the choices mapmakers make—consciously or unconsciously—mean that every map inevitably presents only one of many possible stories about the places it depicts.

The principles Mark Monmonier outlined back then remain true today, despite significant technological changes in the making and use of maps/5(16).

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[Mark S Monmonier] -- To show how maps distort, Monmonier introduces basic principles of mapmaking, gives entertaining examples of the misuse of maps in situations from zoning disputes to census reports, and covers all. Definitions. Let be a Lie group and be its Lie algebra (thought of as the tangent space to the identity element of).The exponential map is a map: → which can be defined in several different ways.

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Fully updated for the digital age, this new edition of How to Lie with Maps examines the myriad ways that technology offers new opportunities for cartographic mischief, deception, and : University of Chicago Press. How to lie with maps is a very solid intro to the sorts of errors that can be made intentionally or unintentionally when creating maps.

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" witty examination of how and why maps lie. [The book] conveys an important message about how statistics of any kind can be manipulated. But it also communicates much of the challenge, aesthetic appeal, and sheer fun of maps.

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An instant classic when first published inHow to Lie with Maps revealed how the choices mapmakers make—consciously or unconsciously—mean that every map inevitably presents only one of many possible stories about the places it depicts.

The principles Mark Monmonier outlined back then remain true today, despite significant technological changes in the making and use of maps.

I never met Darrell Huff, but his insightful little book How to Lie with Statistics was a favorite long before I appropriated the first four words of its title for How to Lie with Maps, published in I don’t recall when I first became aware of Huff’s book—the oldest of two copies in my library is the 25th printing—but.

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The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Neil Sheehan. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format.

The main characters of this history, non fiction story are,/5. When Monmonier asserts that all maps lie, he refers to a map's need to simplify, falsify, or conceal the realities of a 3-D world in a 2-D map.

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The Fix Election maps are telling you big lies about small things Inabout the same number of votes were cast in these counties as were cast in the rest of theyour run-of. Andrew Wiseman’s “When Maps Lie” was posted on CityLab last year, but its importance is evergreen: it’s about map literacy, and how to avoid being fooled by confusing, misleading or simply bad maps.

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David Swanson has done the difficult work of making it easy. there’s a really great book called how to lie with maps that discusses all this shakespearean drama in further detail. sometimes the little white map lies are fairly harmless and have no particular agenda in mind, but in other cases (advertising and political propaganda) there is a very distinct goal, a very intentional manipulation.

How to Lie with Statistics is a book written by Darrell Huff in presenting an introduction to statistics for the general reader. Not a statistician, Huff was a journalist who wrote many "how to" articles as a freelancer. The book is a brief, breezy illustrated volume outlining errors when it comes to the interpretation of statistics, and how these errors may create incorrect : Darrell Huff.

Monmonier shows that, despite their immense value, maps lie. In fact, they must. The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters, 10 color plates, and a new foreword by renowned geographer H. de Blij. One new chapter examines the role of national interest and cultural values in national mapping organizations, including.

How to Lie With Maps, Second Edition Mark Monmonier. Read July This is a good survey book about the very basics of cartography.

Monmoniner realizes that a book written with a positive slant would make for much less compelling reading, hence the title.Of course, a book title needs to be compelling enough for people to pick it up, so the usual academic equivocations and qualifications aren’t going to sell many copies.

It also follows titles like Huff’s How to Lie with Statistics and Mormonier’s How to Lie with Maps that are arguably classics.

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