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The Mapmakers - A History of Stanfords

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by Peter Whitfield
We are proud to sell this wonderful book, as The Mapmakers is quite literally, all about us. One of London’s best known specialist shops, we have been trading, in Charing Cross and now Covent Garden, for more than 150 years and we are famous all over the world as a premier supplier of maps and geographical books.
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The Information Capital

by Cheshire, James
The British Cartographic Society WINNER The BCS Award 2015 WINNER The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping 2015 WINNER John C Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping 2015 In London: The Information Capital, geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti join forces to bring you a series of new maps and graphics charting life in London like never before When do police helicopters catch criminals? Wh...
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Nowherelands: An Atlas of Vanished Countries

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by Berge, Bjorn
These are the stories of fifty countries that once existed but have now have been erased from the map. Varying vastly in size and shape, location and longevity, they are united by one fact: all of them endured long enough to issue their own stamps.
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Off the Map

by Alastair Bonnett
In a world of Google Earth where we think that the world is fully mapped out, every discovery and adventure made, Off the Map is a journey through the remaining hidden geographies - from disappearing island to gutterspaces, invisible cities and floating landmasses - and is a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today. In the great tradition of pyscho-geography - the history of places and w...
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A History of the World in Twelve Maps

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by Jerry Brotton
Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, maps of the world are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age.
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Transit Maps of the World: Every Urban Train Map on Earth

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by Mark Ovenden
Transit Maps of the World is the first, comprehensive collection of every rapid-transit system on earth. Using glorious, colourful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of urban transport systems, including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs. Transit Maps could not be more relevant to our modern existence. It uncovers the way many of us are able live and work day to day. It is an i...
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The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps

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by Brooke-Hitching, Edward
A STUNNINGLY ILLUSTRATED BOOK REVEALING THE GREATEST MYTHS, LIES AND BLUNDERS ON MAPS 'Highly recommended' - Andrew Marr 'A spectacular, enjoyable and eye-opening read' - Jonathan RossThe Phantom Atlas is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be. These marvellous and mysterious phantoms - non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictit...
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Explorer's Atlas: For the incurably curious

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by Wilkowiecki, Piotr
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. Discover the most intriguing, fascinating and extraordinary facts about the world in this lavishly illustrated, large format atlas. Feed your imagination and go on an adventure with this unusual atlas which is illustrated with a wealth of quirky facts and curiosities from around the world. Uncover hidden secrets on every pag...
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Londonist Mapped

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by Lucie Conoley
Winner of the Destinations Show Photography & Illustrated Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018
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Map Addict

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by Mike Parker
Map Addict by Mike Parker succeeds where many other books on cartography have failed, showing that the centuries old art of map making is not just for the confines of dusty library shelves, but is a contemporary and vibrant part of everyday life.
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The Red Atlas

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by John Davies
Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, its legacy and the accompanying Russian-American tension continues to loom large. Russia's access to detailed information on the United States and its allies may not seem so shocking in this day of data clouds and leaks, but long before we had satellite imagery of any neighborhood at a finger's reach, the amount the Soviet government knew about your family'...
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Atlas of Untamed Places: An Extraordinary Journey Through Our Wild World

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by Fitch, Chris
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense and powerful wildernesses that produce fear and awe alike and unexplored zones where feral wildlife roams in the shadow...
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The Art of Cartographics: Designing the Modern Map

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by Desclaux-Salachas, Jasmine
Cartographics is a stunning collection of maps designed in a unique way. Featuring geographical maps, fictional maps and fresh and innovative approaches to cultural, economic and political maps, it takes the reader on a journey across the globe.
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Atlas of Cursed Places: A Travel Guide to Dangerous and Frightful Destinations

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by Olivier Le Carrer
This alluring read includes 40 locations that are rife with disaster, chaos, paranormal activity, and death. The locations gathered here include the dangerous Strait of Messina, home of the mythical sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis; the coal town of Jharia, where the ground burns constantly with fire; Kasanka National Park in Zambia, where eight million migrating bats darken the skies; the Nevada Trian...
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Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners

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by Travis Elborough
It is perhaps the eighth wonder of our world that despite modern mapping and satellite photography our planet continues to surprise us. Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations.
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Great City Maps

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by DK
Step onto the streets of cities around the world, and understand the cultures and civilizations that created them with Great City Maps. This beautifully illustrated book explores the world's most celebrated historical city maps. Richly detailed ancient and modern maps of important cities take you on a journey across the globe in stunning detail, from Athens to Alexandria and Cape Town to Cairo, with clo...
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On the Map: Why the World Looks the Way it Does

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by Simon Garfield
From Mappa Mundi to Google Maps - Simon Garfield, the bestselling Just My Type author, turns his gaze to maps. Maps fascinate us. They chart our understanding of the world and they log our progress, but above all they tell our stories. From the early sketches of philosophers and explorers through to Google Maps and beyond, Simon Garfield examines how maps both relate and realign our history.
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History of Britain in Maps: Over 90 Maps of our Nation through Time

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by Parker, Philip
From Mappa Mundi to modern election maps, the United Kingdom has evolved rapidly, along with the ways in which it has been mapped. In this time, cartography has not only kept pace with these changes, but has often driven them. In this beautiful book, 100 maps give a visual representation of the history of Britain.
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Beyond the Map: Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands and Our Search for New Utopias

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by Bonnett, Alastair
Geography is getting stranger. Out there fleets of new islands are under construction and eye-wateringly insane micro-nations are struggling into the light; unseen rivers are tumbling under sleeping cites and once secret fantasy-gardens are cracking open their doors. As groups like Islamic State fabricate proto-states whose boundaries ebb and flow with each passing day, it certainly feels as if all the old ...
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Sad Topographies

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by Rudd, Damien
Sad Topographies is the first ever atlas of deperssing toponyms. Covering all continents, Damien Rudd explores the world's depressing place names and explore their etymology. The stories behind these sad topographies are interwoven narratives of history, landscape, exploration, mythology, local folklore and misadventure. From Disappointment Island in the Southern Ocean to Calamity Lake in Minnesota, yo...
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