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Monmonier, Mark S.

Works: 92 works in 398 publications in 5 languages and 20,448 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Charts, diagrams, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Honoree
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Most widely held works about Mark S Monmonier
Most widely held works by Mark S Monmonier
Cartographies of danger : mapping hazards in America by Mark S Monmonier( )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 2,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in "Tornado Alley," near a nuclear facility or in a neighborhood poorly lit at night, we all co-exist uneasily with natural and man-made hazards. As Mark Monmonier shows in this entertaining and immensely informative book, maps can tell us a lot about where we can anticipate certain hazards, but they can also be dangerously misleading. California, for example, takes earthquakes seriously, with a comprehensive program of seismic mapping, whereas Washington has been comparativ
How to lie with maps by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Coast lines : how mapmakers frame the world and chart environmental change by Mark S Monmonier( )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the next century, sea levels are predicted to rise at unprecedented rates. These rising water levels pose serious challenges to the cartographic definition and mapping of coasts. Setting sail on a journey across shifting landscapes, cartographic technology, and climate change, the author reveals that coastlines are as much a set of ideas, assumptions, and societal beliefs as they are solid black lines on maps. Whether for sailing charts or property maps, 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. The text 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. Combing maritime history and the history of technology, this book 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. In the post-Katrina era, when the map of entire regions can be redrawn by a single natural event, the issues raised here are more important than ever
From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow : how maps name, claim, and inflame by Mark S Monmonier( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the age before political correctness, mapmakers readily accepted any local preference for place names, prizing accurate representation over standards of decorum." "From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow 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 - From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow 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."--Jacket
Rhumb lines and map wars : a social history of the Mercator projection by Mark S Monmonier( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rhumb Lines and Map Wars, Mark Monmonier offers an illustrated account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy. He takes us back to 1569, when Mercator announced a clever method of portraying the earth on a flat surface, creating the first projection to take into account the earth's roundness. As Monmonier shows, mariners benefited most from Mercator's projection, which allowed for easy navigation of the high seas with rhumb lines - clear-cut routes with a constant compass bearing - for true direction. But the projection's popularity among nineteenth-century sailors led to its overuse - often in inappropriate, non-navigational ways - for wall maps, world atlases, and geopolitical propaganda."--Jacket
Air apparent : how meteorologists learned to map, predict, and dramatize weather by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the weather map and its ability to make the atmosphere visible and predictable, and examines the interaction and relationship between technology and weather forecasting
Bushmanders & bullwinkles : how politicians manipulate electronic maps and census data to win elections by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is a focus on form, not function, little more than a distraction from larger issues like power sharing and election reform?"--Jacket
The History of cartography by J. B Harley( Book )

in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First two volumes of the History of Cartography in PDF format. Navigate to the PDFs from the left column. Each chapter of each book is a single PDF. The search box on the left allows searching across the content of all the PDFs that make up the first four books
Spying with maps : surveillance technologies and the future of privacy by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Spying with Maps, the "mapmatician" Mark Monmonier looks at the increased use of geographic data, satellite imagery, and location tracking across a wide range of fields such as military intelligence, law enforcement, market research, and traffic engineering. Could these diverse forms of geographic monitoring, he asks, lead to grave consequences for society? To assess this very real threat, he explains how geospatial technology works, what it can reveal, who uses it, and to what effect."--Jacket
Drawing the line : tales of maps and cartocontroversy by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an extension of Monmonier's earlier book, How to lie with maps. As powerful tools of persuasion in science and public affairs, maps have had a remarkable effect on our view of the world, our health, and the impact of our votes. At the root of their power is our frequently unquestioning acceptance of cartographic messages. But the process of map-making requires cartographers to limit content in order to create a readable map, and so allows them to manipulate their audience with the information they choose to include. The goal here is to take a tour of the most striking examples of map controversy, to explore the ways maps are used to convince people and by examining how maps can play various roles as debating strategies, their convincingly crisp lines and labels effectively concealing an argument's tenuous assumptions.--Adapted from introduction
Mapping it out : expository cartography for the humanities and social sciences by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps with the news : the development of American journalistic cartography by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maps with the News is a lively assessment of the role of cartography in American journalism. Tracing the use of maps in American news reporting from the eighteenth century to the 1980s, Mark Monmonier explores why and how journalistic maps have achieved such importance."--BOOK JACKET
Computer-assisted cartography : principles and prospects by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

13 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No dig, no fly, no go : how maps restrict and control by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restrictive cartography has boomed in recent decades as governments seek to regulate activities as diverse as hiking, building a residence or opening a store; but the practice is as ancient as mapping itself. This volume explores mapping as a means of control
Technological transition in cartography by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Map appreciation by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lake effect : tales of large lakes, arctic winds, and recurrent snows by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Maps, distortion, and meaning by Mark S Monmonier( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patents and cartographic inventions : a new perspective for map history by Mark S Monmonier( )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the US patent system, which helped practical minded innovators establish intellectual property rights and fulfill the need for achievement that motivates inventors and scholars alike. In this sense, the patent system was a parallel literature: a vetting institution similar to the conventional academic-scientific-technical journal insofar as the patent examiner was both editor and peer reviewer, while the patent attorney was a co-author or ghost writer. In probing evolving notions of novelty, non-obviousness, and cumulative innovation, the author examines rural address guides, folding schemes, world map projections, diverse improvements of the terrestrial globe, mechanical route-following machines that anticipated the GPS navigator, and the early electrical you-are-here mall map, which opened the way for digital cartography and provided fodder for patent trolls, who treat the patent largely as a license to litigate
The study of population : elements, patterns, processes by George A Schnell( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cartographies of danger : mapping hazards in America
Alternative Names
Mark Monmonier American historian of cartography

Mark Monmonier Amerikaans schrijver

Mark Monmonier amerikansk författare

Mark Monmonier amerikansk skribent

Mark Monmonier US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Mark S. Monmonier

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Monmonier, Mark (Mark S.)

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Monmonier, Mark Stephen.

Monmonier, Mark Stephen 1943-

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モンモニア, マーク

English (249)

French (9)

German (4)

Japanese (2)

Czech (2)

How to lie with mapsCoast lines : how mapmakers frame the world and chart environmental changeFrom Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow : how maps name, claim, and inflameRhumb lines and map wars : a social history of the Mercator projectionAir apparent : how meteorologists learned to map, predict, and dramatize weatherBushmanders & bullwinkles : how politicians manipulate electronic maps and census data to win electionsThe History of cartographySpying with maps : surveillance technologies and the future of privacy