mxdpi Forum : Oxford's Ever-Changing 'Atlas of the World'

Forum Navigation FAQSearch Profile Log inRegister
Log in to check your private messages Log in to check your private messages

Oxford's Ever-Changing 'Atlas of the World'

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    It's you!You are here: mxdpi Forum Index > Literature
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
zypherious



Joined: 27 Oct 2005
Posts: 139

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:59 am    Post subject: Oxford's Ever-Changing 'Atlas of the World' Reply with quote

Rejoice Geography buffs! With the Polar Ice Cap melting and geopolitical boundaries still shifting, cartography is a painfully ephemeral undertaking. Undeterred, the mapmakers at the Oxford Press have produced a vivid new edition of the Atlas of the World.

At least from afar, the mapmakers' world is a beautiful place. Their 560-plus-page Atlas includes all the typical maps of continents, countries, states and cities. But it also includes expansive photographs from space, including richly detailed images of the world's great deserts, metropolitan areas and vast expanses of water.

In the age of the World Wide Web, atlas-making is a dying art, and the Oxford Atlas is the only print version still updated annually. Ben Keene, the editor of the newest edition, discusses mapmaking in the computer age with John Ydstie.

NPR
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    It's you!You are here: mxdpi Forum Index > Literature All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
Visit the main page