By William Rankin
In After the Map, William Rankin argues that even supposing this shift didn't render conventional maps out of date, it did seriously change our adventure of geographic wisdom, from the God’s-eye view of the map to the embedded subjectivity of GPS. Likewise, older matters with geographic fact and objectivity were upstaged by means of a brand new emphasis on simplicity, reliability, and comfort. After the Map exhibits how this modification in geographic viewpoint is eventually a change of the character of territory, either social and political.
Read Online or Download After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century PDF
Similar history of technology & engineering books
Within the Shadow of the Moon tells the tale of the main fascinating and hard years in spaceflight, with superpowers engaged in a sizeable fight to land one in all their very own humans at the moon. Drawing on interviews with astronauts, cosmonauts, their households, technicians, and scientists, in addition to not often obvious Soviet and American executive files, the authors craft a outstanding tale of the golden age of spaceflight as either an intimate human adventure and a rollicking worldwide experience.
The 20 th century used to be one among remarkable switch in technological know-how, specifically as pursued within the usa. opposed to a backdrop of dramatic political and monetary shifts introduced by means of global wars, intermittent depressions, sporadic and infrequently monstrous raises in investment, and increasing inner most patronage, this clinical paintings essentially reshaped daily life.
The technical difficulties confronting diversified societies and classes and the measures taken to resolve them shape the fear of this annual choice of essays. It bargains with the historical past of technical discovery and alter and explores the connection of know-how to different features of existence - social, cultural and financial - and indicates how technological improvement has formed, and been formed by means of, the society within which it happened.
Technological know-how and know-how experiences (STS) is a comparatively younger yet influential box. students from disciplines as varied as city reviews, mobility reports, media stories, and physique tradition reports are accomplishing a scientific discussion with STS, trying to improve their very own investigations. inside of STS, the Social building of know-how (SCOT) idea has proved to be essentially the most influential in its neighboring fields.
- Les barbares. Essai sur la mutation (HORS SERIE LITT) (French Edition)
- History of Technology Volume 14
- Holographic Visions: A History of New Science
- Fallen Astronauts: Heroes Who Died Reaching for the Moon, Revised Edition (Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight)
- A History of Natural Philosophy: From the Ancient World to the Nineteenth Century
- The Age of Oil: The Mythology, History, and Future of the World's Most Controversial Resource
Extra resources for After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century