A lavishly illustrated reference guide, Cartography. by Kenneth Field is an inspiring and creative companion along the nonlinear journey toward making a great map. This sage compendium for contemporary mapmakers distills the essence of cartography into useful topics, organized for convenience in finding the specific idea or method you need. Unlike books targeted to deep scholarly discourse of cartographic theory, this book provides sound, visually compelling information that translates into practical and useful tools for modern mapmaking. At the intersection of science and art, this book serves as a guidepost for designing an accurate and effective map.
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Dr. Kenneth Field brings a wealth of experience from academia and commercial practice into this book. He is a winner of numerous cartographic awards for his original maps as well as his writing. His work has been recognized by numerous peer-reviewed bodies for its quality, and this book brings together this body of cartographic knowledge for the first time. Ken is active in a wide range of societies and external bodies (International Cartographic Association, British Cartographic Society, North American Cartographic Information Society), and has written and edited books, journals, and papers, and presented keynotes on cartographic design widely. This is a landmark book that makes a strong statement about the worth of cartography and cartographic thinking and the value of a designed approach to making maps in a contemporary setting.
ISBN: 9781589484399 2018 576 pages $94.99