How to Lie with Maps, Third Edition 3rd ed. Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0226435923
ISBN-10: 022643592X
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Editorial Reviews

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"Still a bible for cartographers."
, Financial Times

"Monmonier continues to have a great deal to offer to first time readers and return visitors alike. This new edition of How to Lie with Maps again succeeds in explaining not only the various ways in which maps can be manipulated, but also the necessity for this manipulation. Most importantly, he continues to create a population of informed map readers, who have learned that they must remain skeptical of the biases and motivations of mapmakers. . . All maps lie, and Monmonier continues to serve as an able guide for readers at any level to begin the process of informed cartographic interpretation and engagement."
, Cartographic Perspectives

"Monmonier, in his book How to Lie With Maps, points out that while American students are often taught to analyze words—to be 'cautious consumers' of them—they are seldom taught to do the same with maps. Persuasive cartography reveals how maps manipulate and should be regarded with a critical eye, a lesson that’s perhaps even more important in the present political climate."
, City Lab

"Covers everything from choice of symbols to use of colour and shade to the influence of culture and politics on maps. It’s fascinating, the interplay between the apparently technical choices made in making a 2D representation of reality and the social/political/cultural context of the mapmaker. The book will make me a far better prepared observer of the way maps are used in the media and online. Surely we could all do with some more cartographical literacy?"
, The Enlightened Economist

   
, PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS

“An artful and a funny book, which like any good map packs plenty in a little space.”
, Scientific American

"A useful guide to a subject most people probably take too much for granted. It shows how map makers translate abstract data into eye-catching cartograms, as they are called. It combats cartographic illiteracy. It fights cartophobia. It may even teach you to find your way. For that alone it seems worthwhile."
, New York Times

"This unusual book shows how cartographers distort the information they present—accidentally and deliberately."
, Los Angeles Times

"A humorous, informative and perceptive appraisal of a key source of information that most of us have always taken for granted."
, Toronto Globe and Mail

"Will leave you much better defended against cheap atlases, shoddy journalism, unscrupulous advertisers, predatory special-interest groups, and others who may use or abuse maps at your expense." 
, Christian Science Monitor

About the Author

Mark Monmonier is Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is the author of more than twenty books and the editor of volume 6 of the History of Cartography series, published by the University of Chicago Press.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 022643592X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0226435923
  • Product Dimensions : 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press; 3rd ed. Edition (April 10, 2018)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 56 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 12, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great mapping reference book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tiempo y estado
Reviewed in Spain on October 23, 2019
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