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Mapping Nature across the Americas

Kathleen A. Brosnan and James R. Akerman


Maps are inherently unnatural. Projecting three-dimensional realities onto two-dimensional surfaces, maps are abstractions that capture someone’s idea of what matters within a particular place; they require selections and omissions. It is these very characteristics, however, that give maps their importance in understanding how humans have interacted with the natural world and that give historical maps especially the power to provide rich insights into the relationship between humans and nature over time. That is just what is achieved in Mapping Nature Across the Americas. Illustrated throughou ... More

Keywords: maps, environment, cartography, nature, Americas, interdisciplinary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780226696430
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226696577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen A. Brosnan, editor
University of Oklahoma

James R. Akerman, editor
Newberry Library

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