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Comment faire mentir les cartes, ou, Du mauvais usage de la géographie
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Category:Non fiction, Geography, Maps, Cartography, Science, Reference
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Spying with Maps: Surveillance Technologies and the Future of Privacy, Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather, How to Lie with Maps, Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart Environmental Change, Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, No Dig, No Fly, No Go: How Maps Restrict and Control, Lake Effect: Tales of Large Lakes, Arctic Winds, and Recurrent Snows, Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America, From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame, Drawing the Lines: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy
Originally published to wide acclaim this lively cleverly illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy to manipulate models of reality Monmonier shows that despite their immense value maps lie In fact they must br br The second edition is updated with the addition of two new chapters color plates and a new foreword by renowned geographer H J de Blij One new chapter examines the role of national interest and cultural values in national mapping organizations including the United States Geological Survey while the other explores the new breed of multimedia computer based maps br br To show how maps distort Monmonier introduces basic principles of mapmaking gives entertaining examples of the misuse of maps in situations from zoning disputes to census reports and covers all the typical kinds of distortions from deliberate oversimplifications to the misleading use of color br br Professor Monmonier himself knows how to gain our attention it is not in fact the lies in maps but their truth if always approximate and incomplete that he wants us to admire and use even to draw for ourselves on the facile screen His is an artful and funny book which like any good map packs plenty in little space i Scientific American i br br 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 Christopher Lehmann Haupt i The New York Times i br br witty examination of how and why maps lie The book conveys an important message about how statistics of any kind can be manipulated But it also communicates much of the challenge aesthetic appeal and sheer fun of maps Even those who hated geography in grammar school might well find a new enthusiasm for the subject after reading Monmonier s lively and surprising book i Wilson Library Bulletin i br br A reading of this book 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 John Van Pelt i Christian Science Monitor i br br Monmonier meets his goal admirably His book should be put on every map user s must read list It is informative and readable a big step forward in helping us to understand how maps can mislead their readers Jeffrey S Murray i Canadian Geographic i, Brassiere Hills Alaska Mollys Nipple Utah Outhouse Draw Nevada In the early twentieth century it was common for towns and geographical features to have salacious bawdy and even derogatory names In the age before political correctness mapmakers readily accepted any local preference for place names prizing accurate representation over standards of decorum Thus summits such as Squaw Tit which towered above valleys in Arizona New Mexico Nevada and California found their way into the cartographic annals Later when sanctions prohibited local use of racially ethnically and scatalogically offensive toponyms town names like Jap Valley California were erased from the national and cultural map forever br br i From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow i probes this little known chapter in American cartographic history by considering the intersecting efforts to computerize mapmaking standardize geographic names and respond to public concern over ethnically offensive appellations Interweaving cartographic history with tales of politics and power celebrated geographer Mark Monmonier locates his story within the past and present struggles of mapmakers to create an orderly process for naming that avoids confusion preserves history and serves different political aims Anchored by a diverse selection of naming controversies in the United States Canada Cyprus Israel Palestine and Antarctica on the ocean floor and the surface of the moon and in other parts of our solar system i From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow i richly reveals the map s role as a mediated portrait of the cultural landscape And unlike other books that consider place names this is the first to reflect on both the real cartographic and political imbroglios they engender br br i From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow i is Mark Monmonier at his finest a learned analysis of a timely and controversial subject rendered accessible and even entertaining to the general reader, Blending meteorological history with the history of scientific cartography Monmonier charts the phenomenon of lake effect snow and explores the societal impacts of extreme weather Along the way he introduces readers to natural philosophers who gradually identified this distinctive weather pattern to tales of communities adapting to notoriously disruptive storms and to some of the snowiest regions of the country br br Characterized by intense snowfalls lasting from a couple of minutes to several days lake effect snow is deposited by narrow bands of clouds formed when cold dry arctic air passes over a large relatively warm inland lake With perhaps only half the water content of regular snow lake snow is typically light fluffy and relatively easy to shovel Intriguing stories of lake effect s quirky behavior and diverse impacts include widespread ignorance of the phenomenon in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Since then a network of systematic observers have collected several decades of data worth mapping and reliable shortterm predictions based on satellites Doppler radar and computer models are now available br br Moving effortlessly from atmospheric science to anecdotes Monmonier offers a richly detailed account of a type of weather that has long been misunderstood Residents of lake effect regions history buffs and weather junkies alike will relish this entertaining and informative book, In the next century sea levels are predicted to rise at unprecedented rates causing flooding around the world from the islands of Malaysia and the canals of Venice to the coasts of Florida and California These rising water levels pose serious challenges to all aspects of coastal existence chiefly economic residential and environmental as well as to the cartographic definition and mapping of coasts It is this facet of coastal life that Mark Monmonier tackles in i Coast Lines i Setting sail on a journey across shifting landscapes cartographic technology and climate change Monmonier reveals that coastlines are as much a set of ideas assumptions and societal beliefs as they are solid black lines on maps br Whether for sailing charts or property maps Monmonier shows coastlines challenge mapmakers to capture on paper a highly irregular land water boundary perturbed by tides and storms and complicated by rocks wrecks and shoals i Coast Lines i is peppered with captivating anecdotes about the frustrating effort to expunge fictitious islands from nautical charts the tricky measurement of a coastline s length and the contentious notions of beachfront property and public access br br Combing maritime history and the history of technology i Coast Lines i charts the historical progression from offshore sketches to satellite images and explores the societal impact of coastal cartography on everything from global warming to homeland security Returning to the form of his celebrated i Air Apparent i Monmonier ably renders the topic of coastal cartography accessible to both general readers and historians of science technology and maritime studies In the post Katrina era when the map of entire regions can be redrawn by a single natural event the issues he raises are more important than ever