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Writers know only too well how long it can take—and how awkward it can be—to describe spatial relationships with words alone. And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words, a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly, succinctly, and effectively. In his acclaimed How to Lie with Maps, Mark Monmonier showed how maps can distort facts. In Mapping it Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, he shows authors and scholars how they can use expository cartography—the visual, two-dimensional organization of information—to heighten the impact of their books and articles. This concise, practical book is an introduction to the fundamental principles of graphic logic and design, from the basics of scale to the complex mapping of movement or change. Monmonier helps writers and researchers decide when maps are most useful and what formats work best in a wide range of subject areas, from literary criticism to sociology. He demonstrates, for example, various techniques for representing changes and patterns; different typefaces and how they can either clarify or confuse information; and the effectiveness of less traditional map forms, such as visibility base maps, frame-rectangle symbols, and complementary scatterplot designs for conveying complex spatial relationships. There is also a wealth of practical information on map compilation, cartobibliographies, copyright and permissions, facsimile reproduction, and the evaluation of source materials. Appendixes discuss the benefits and limitations of electronic graphics and pen-and-ink drafting, and how to work with a cartographic illustrator. Clearly written, and filled with real-world examples, Mapping it Out demystifies mapmaking for anyone writing in the humanities and social sciences. "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."—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
Over 130 leading lights from different fields artists, architects, writers and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists make sense of exterior and interior worlds through highly personal and imaginative maps and charts. Some have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political or natural forms into concise diagrams. Many have reworked existing maps to subvert their original purpose or to present an alternative view of reality. Others play with the maps commitment to truth by plotting invented worlds and charting imaginative flights of fancy. Going further, some offer entirely new kinds of map or even reject the maps claim to bear facts altogether. In the introduction, acclaimed novelist Tom McCarthy reflects on the relationship between maps, literature and knowledge, while Hans Ulrich Obrist closes the book by considering the territory of maps from the perspective of the arts and philosophy.
Think it — Map it! Is the most relevant, practical and helpful book yet written on mapping techniques in the classroom. By showing you what pupils' thinking looks like, this book gives you the necessary insights to integrate literacy, thinking skills and accelerated learning in your classrooms. Organized into three sections, it explains: • WHY model mapping is so effective • WHEN model mapping can be effectively applied • HOW to effectively learn and teach model mapping. Think it — Map it! Is packed with case studies and maps from schools that have taken the principles and promises of the authors' MapWise training course and their best-selling book by the same name and turned them into winning classroom strategies. The examples clearly show how primary, comprehensive, grammar, nursery and special school teachers have turned theory into practice — often with amazing results. In this book you will discover how these schools have applied mapping to: • literacy • thinking skills • subject explanation • revision • collaborative learning • extending the gifted and talented • including pupils with special needs • formative assessment • displays • teacher planning • staff meetings • development planning... ... and very much more. What 'MapWise' schools have realized is that whenever thinking is involved, then model mapping is an appropriate and effective tool to use. This book moves schools on from the restricting way in which model mapping is often perceived and gives a clear overview of the reasons why this visual tool works so effectively for all types of learner — and teachers too. Written in a clear and lively style, Think it — Map it! is sure to become the classic text on mapping in schools. With bite-size chapters and with a vast array of wonderful maps produced by children, this book will excite and educate all staff currently working in schools. '... we cannot navigate physically or intellectually without a map... So the learner needs a map that will always let him or her find their way to what they already know and enables them to navigate from there to their desired destination. This book is fundamentally about how learning works and how teaching can be transformed when it grasps and respects some cardinal principles — about facts and knowledge, about memory and retrieval, about language and thinking, about individual and social learning. This book sheds new light on some deep truths about peer learning, about talking your way to meaning, about learning as liberation from a ruthlessly lockstep progression through the curriculum. It is a salutary reminder in an age of attainments targets, SATS, key stages and value added that learning is what schools are for and it is what makes teachers want to teach. This book is a real treasure trove of good ideas and sound pedagogic principles.' Professor John MacBeath, Chair of Educational Leadership, University of Cambridge
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