Maps and the 20th Century : Drawing the Line
Accompanies a major exhibition at the British Library, opening on 4 November.This book will tell a global story of the most turbulent century in history through its most powerful and important object: the map. It includes over 120 illustrations of the most important and unusual maps of the period from the world's greatest map collection, and uses them to tell the story of war, peace, depression, prosperity, and social and technological change that has made the world what it is today. This bold new history will challenge the reader's perceptions about maps, revealing them as objects of persuasion and power, as well as humour and even sadness.
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