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After the map : cartography, navigation, and the transformation of territory in the twentieth century / William Rankin.

Author:
Rankin, William, 1978- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
vii, 398 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-375) and index.
Contents:
Introduction: Territory and the mapping sciences -- I. The international map of the world and the logic of representation. 1. The authority of representation : a single map for all countries, 1891-1939 ; 2. Maps as tools : globalism, regionalism, and the erosion of universal cartography, 1940-1965 -- II. Cartographic grids and new territories of calculation. 3. Aiming guns, recording land, and stitching map to territory : the invention of cartographic grid systems, 1914-1939 ; 4. Territoriality without borders : global grids and the universal transverse Mercator, 1940-1965 -- III. Electronic navigation and territorial pointillism. 5. Inhabiting the grid : radionavigation and electronic coordinates, 1920-1965 ; 6. The politics of global coverage : the Navy, NASA, and GPS, 1960-2010 -- Conclusion: The politics in my pocket.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780226339368 (cloth ; alk. paper)
  • 022633936X (cloth ; alk. paper)
  • (e-book)
LCCN:
2015037815
OCLC:
919341737
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