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Their History, Characteristics and Uses: A Hand-book for Teachers

  • Date Published: December 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107452787


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  • First published in in 1927 as the second edition of a 1921 original, this book provides an overview of the history and techniques of map production. The text is illustrated with examples of several different types of maps, and discusses cartographical points such as panoramas, the way in which surfaces are expressed graphically, and the incorporation of art into older maps. Fordham also advises teachers on how to incorporate maps and cartography into teaching. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in historical maps.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107452787
    • length: 112 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 133 x 7 mm
    • weight: 0.14kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Cartography: elementary ideas
    2. The technical basis
    3. The technical elements of a map
    4. Terminology
    5. Historical classification
    6. History of map production
    7. Special maps
    8. Art in cartography
    9. History of special maps and their classification
    10. Panoramas and their relation to maps
    11. The essential elements of maps
    12. Graphic expressions of surface
    Part II:
    13. Summary
    Part III:
    14. Teaching: practical suggestions

  • Author

    Herbert George Fordham

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