Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America, by Mark Monmonier

In this book, Monmonier examines how maps have been used to illustrate hazards and, in the process, shows us how maps reflect different notions of nature and the proper way to assess risk.  Monmonier demonstrates the power of maps to tell a story and the dangerous of an inaccurate depiction.

Table of Contents:

Preface
Acknowledgments
1: Map Scale, Danger Zones, and Safe Places
2: Shaky Preparations
3: Lavas and Other Strangers
4: Uncertain Shores
5: Death Tracks
6: Floodplains, by Definition…
7: Subterranean Poisons
8: Ill Winds
9: Short-Lived Daughters and ELF Fields
10: Nuclear Nightmares
11: Imagining Vulnerability
12: Crimescapes
13: John Snow’s Legacy
14: Emerging Cartographies of Danger
Notes
Index

Monmonier, Mark. (1997) Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America.  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

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