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On the Edge

Author : Roger McCoy
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This book tracks the progress of a four hundred year effort to map the coasts of North America after 1492. A set of maps show the progression of exploration over time, and narratives of the voyages illustrate the trials and dangers faced by the men as they made their maps.

Mapping North America

Author : Lauren Beck
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"The exhibit Mapping North America: Early Modern Narratives of Discovery and Exploration in the Davidson Collection features books published before 1800 from the Davidson Collection that have a visual component (maps, portraits, architectural plans, depictions of flora and fauna, printing ornaments, manuscript diagrams, etc.). Forming part of the Edgar and Dorothy Davidson Collection of Canadiana held by Mount Allison University (Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada), these rare books constitute an eclectic mix of travel narratives and historical accounts--dictionaries, histories, journals, letters, records, and voyages. Through texts and images, readers and viewers can witness the early modern discovery, exploration, and settlement of North America, and in particular Canada."--

The Mapping of North America 1671 1700

Author : Philip D. Burden
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Mapping a Continent

Author : Raymonde Litalien
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In March 1493, Christopher Columbus returned from a long voyage to the west, convinced he had reached India. In truth, an immense continent, then absent from any map, had blocked his path. A formidable barrier separating Europe from Asia, North America became a coveted land, attracting sailors, missionaries, trappers, soldiers and scientists. Seeking not only the Vermilion Sea but also fish, beavers, and precious metals, they crossed rivers and trekked through portages, forests, and mountains. With the help of "Indians" they unlocked the secrets of this terra incognita. Art, scientific papers, and maps provide essential witness to this quest for knowledge that allowed Columbus, Auchagac, Champlain, Franquelin, Thomspon, Mackenzie, and Lewis and Clark to take the measure of America. For three centuries, motivated by the goal of finding a nautical route to the Pacific Ocean and from there the Orient, European explorers surveyed and mapped the large territory, exploring every body of water, from the tiniest bays to the greatest rivers, and pushing deeper into the interior. Three hundred years almost to the day after Columbus's first voyage, Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean "from Canada, by land, 22 July 1793." In 1805, spurred on by Jefferson, the Lewis and Clark expedition crossed the continent from the Missouri-Mississippi delta to where the Columbia River flows into the Pacific Ocean. The continent's measure had been taken.

Mapping North America

Author : National Geographic Learning
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Find out how to identify cities, lakes, rivers, borders and mountain ranges on a map.

Mapping North America

Author : Paul Rockett
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Journey with us as we get close-up to North America with a range of illustrated maps, photos and facts. On the way we'll explore.

The French Mapping of North America 1600 1760

Author : Conrad E. Heidenreich
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Inventory of World Topographic Mapping Western Europe North America and Australasia

Author : R. W. Anson
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Topographic mapping plays a basic and important role within the extensive field of cartography. In recent years, this type of mapping has become somewhat neglected and available literature is normally restricted to details concerning the programmes of individual countries, often presented in the form of monographs. Topographic maps are essential tools for use in development projects, resource exploitation, the planning of construction, infrastructure and recreation. Furthermore, they give a detailed illustration of the relative degrees of development of areas within a landscape and are thus unique in demonstrating the cultural status of a country. This book is the first of three volumes and provides an introduction to world topographic mapping giving details and examples of topographic maps from Western Europe, North America and Australasia. The information supplied for each country consists of a text, including a brief history of the development of topographic mapping, geodetic data, map scales and series, as well as extracts of maps and index sheets illustrating the present status of map coverage within that country. There is currently no other work employing the approach adopted in assembling this 'inventory'. This work is a comprehensive and important reference and source book for information in the field of topographic mapping.

A History of America in 100 Maps

Author : Susan Schulten
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Throughout its history, America has been defined through maps. Whether made for military strategy or urban reform, to encourage settlement or to investigate disease, maps invest information with meaning by translating it into visual form. They capture what people knew, what they thought they knew, what they hoped for, and what they feared. As such they offer unrivaled windows onto the past. In this book Susan Schulten uses maps to explore five centuries of American history, from the voyages of European discovery to the digital age. With stunning visual clarity, A History of America in 100 Maps showcases the power of cartography to illuminate and complicate our understanding of the past. Gathered primarily from the British Library’s incomparable archives and compiled into nine chronological chapters, these one hundred full-color maps range from the iconic to the unfamiliar. Each is discussed in terms of its specific features as well as its larger historical significance in a way that conveys a fresh perspective on the past. Some of these maps were made by established cartographers, while others were made by unknown individuals such as Cherokee tribal leaders, soldiers on the front, and the first generation of girls to be formally educated. Some were tools of statecraft and diplomacy, and others were instruments of social reform or even advertising and entertainment. But when considered together, they demonstrate the many ways that maps both reflect and influence historical change. Audacious in scope and charming in execution, this collection of one hundred full-color maps offers an imaginative and visually engaging tour of American history that will show readers a new way of navigating their own worlds.

Mapping North America

Author : Emily Jankowski
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Including the Great Plains of the United States and the huge icebergs of Greenland, North America is a continent with a wide range of geography, climate, and cultures. Colorful photographs will invite readers to visit the many scenes North America has to offer—from the smallest Caribbean Island to icy northern Canada. Fun fact boxes accompany curriculum-based social studies content, including how to read population, climate, and political maps. Latitude and longitude, the cardinal directions, and major landforms also engage readers with the continent as a whole.

Mapping the French Empire in North America

Author : David Buisseret
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Abstracts of North American Geology

Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
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International Bibliography of Vegetation Maps North America

Author : August William Küchler
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Covers maps with natural and semi-natural vegetation, and others such as land use and timber stand maps that contain vegetation units. Descriptions of the maps include all items in the legend, the color, scale and typical bibliographic information.

Ecoregions Map of North America

Author : Robert G. Bailey
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List of U S Geological Survey Geologic and Water supply Reports and Maps for Alaska

Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Geologic Literature on North America

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Glacial Map of North America

Author : National Research Council (U.S.). Division of Earth Sciences
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On the Edge

Author : Thomas R. Dunlap
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With our access to Google Maps, Global Positioning Systems, and Atlases that cover all regions and terrains and tell us precisely how to get from one place to another, we tend to forget there was ever a time when the world was unknown and uncharted--a mystery waiting to be solved. In On the Edge, Roger McCoy tells the captivating--and often harrowing--story of the 400 year effort to map North America's Coasts. Much of the book is based on the narratives of mariners who sought a passage through the continent to Asia and produced maps as a byproduct of their journeys. These courageous explorers had to rely on the most rudimentary mapping tools and to contend with unimaginably harsh conditions: ship-crushing ice floes; the threat of frostbite, scurvy, and starvation; gold fever and mutiny; ice that could lock them in for months on end; and, inevitably, the failure to find the elusive Northwest passage. Telling the story from the explorers' perspective, McCoy allows readers to see how maps of their voyages were made and why they were so full of errors, as well as how they gradually acquired greater accuracy, especially after the longitude problem was solved. On the Edge tracks the dramatic voyages of John Cabot, John Davis, Captain Cook, Henry Hudson, Martin Frobisher, John Franklin (who nearly starved to death and become known in England as "the man who ate his boots"), and others, concluding with Robert Peary, Otto Sverdrup, and Vihjalmur Steffanson in the early twentieth century. Drawing upon diaries, journals, and other primary sources--and including a set of maps charting the progress of exploration over time--On the Edge shows exactly how we came to know the shape of our continent.

A Map Book of North America

Author : Alan Ferriday
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Mapping in Michigan the Great Lakes Region

Author : David I. Macleod
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An illustrated chapter on the renowned Michigan map expert Louis Karpinski opens this volume, following a comparative introduction by the noted cartographic historian David Buisseret. Twelve chapters tell particular stories. Often these narratives extend well beyond the limits of today's state of Michigan. Ameican Indian mapmakers sought to give directions and convey cosmological meanings and political relationships; only gradually did they adopt the geometric framing and uniformity of European maps, which reflected a different set of cultural attitudes. Would-be colonial governors mapped to promote their dreams. Boundary commissioners surveyed and mapped to settle contested claims and lay the foundations for peace along the U.S.-Canadian border. On the Canadian side, surveyors drew maps to build up the new British colony against American influences and encroachments. Mapmakers were also ambitious entrepreneurs, peddling illustrated county atlases to proud farm owners, bird's-eye views to show off towns, and plat and insurance maps to aid property development. In describing how people produced and used maps, contributors tell a larger story of one region's peoples and cultures--and of a nation's zeal for exploration.