Books for Review

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When maps become the world cover

When Maps Become the World

By Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther

2020 | University of Chicago Press

When Maps Become the World shows us how the scientific theories, models, and concepts we use to intervene in the world function as maps, and explores the consequences of this, both good and bad. We increasingly understand the world around us in terms of models, to the extent that we often take the models for reality. Winther explains how in time, our historical representations in science, in cartography, and in our stories about ourselves replace individual memories and become dominant social narratives—they become reality, and they can remake the world.

Airline Maps: A Century of Art and Design

By Mark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts

2019 | Penguin Books

A nostalgic and celebratory look back at one hundred years of passenger flight, featuring full-color reproductions of route maps and posters from the world’s most iconic airlines, from the author of bestselling cult classic Transit Maps of the World.  

NOTE: The review copy for this book will be in PDF format, due to... current events.

Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age

By Martin O'Malley

2019 | Esri Press

Smarter Government: How to Govern for Results in the Information Age is about a more effective way to lead that is emerging, enabled by the Information Age. It provides real solutions to real problems using GIS technology and helps develop a management strategy using data that will profoundly change an organization.