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Writing the World—The Mapmaker’s Craft

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Understanding Cultural and Human Geography

Writing the World—The Mapmaker’s Craft

Taught by Professor Paul Robbins | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

We’re all familiar with maps, but we seldom think about the stories they tell. Consciously or not, cartographers make choices, and these choices are informed by particular cultures and political situations. Start your foray into cultural and human geography by unpacking what maps can tell us about the world of their creators.

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g********m
April 23, 2019
Absolutely eye opening course about the world around us. I've found its content has entered my daily conversations and even enhances my entertainment choices as I now know a bit about the political situations that are the subject of whatever political drama/thriller I am watching. I would recommend this course as a requirement for any general education curriculum.

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March 12, 2019

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May 31, 2018

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