D. Graham Burnett: The power of maps, 3 November 2005
Show More 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 6Show More
“... 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 ...”