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Consolation Cartography

D. Graham Burnett: The power of maps, 3 November 2005

Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection 
by Mark Monmonier.
Chicago, 242 pp., £17.50, November 2004, 0 226 53431 6
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... of liberal dreams. Students of geography call this kind of graphic an ‘area cartogram’, and Mark Monmonier invokes them in his spirited polemic on the Mercator projection: such images, he writes, ‘can make a strong ideological statement, especially if fairness to all people is more important than fairness to all acres’. Most maps, of ...

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