MAPS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
By John O. E. Clark. A stunning, colorful compendium of 65 maps engages readers in a fascinating trip through how conceptions of geography have shaped history. Offering a unique view of humankind's dreams, hopes, and wanderings, this carefully curated collection includes detailed text that places each of the maps in historical context. Chapters look at topics such as the infancy of cartography (including an ancient clay map from 600 BCE), cartographic breakthroughs from the introduction of latitude and longitude in Ptolemy's Geography
to modern satellite maps that measure the scope of natural disasters, the Age of Exploration, maps of military conquest or territorial annexation, controversial maps, and maps of the imagination, like Tolkien's Middle Earth. Grades 9 and up. Index. Bibliography. Illustrated. 8" x 10". Batsford. 256 pages. ©2015.