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The power of maps explore five maps that inspire and engage 30 minutes start lesson overview lessons gallery lessons the power of maps back to top maps are more than diagrams that help you navigate from point a to point b they are windows into information that allow us to explore our world understand it better and engage with it more from 1974 to 1996 he taught in the school of design at north carolina state university in 1992 he curated the power of maps exhibition for the cooper hewitt national museum of design remounted at the smithsonian in washington dc in 1994 for which he wrote the book the power of mapsthis volume ventures into terrain where even the most sophisticated map fails to leadthrough the mapmakers bias denis wood shows how maps are not impartial reference objects but rather instruments of communication persuasion and power like paintings they express a point of view by connecting us to a reality that could not exist in the absence of mapsa world of property lines and rethinking the power of maps is not an easy read but an eye opening one the language can be daunting even for us english speakers not just in the use of vocabulary but in the broadness of the conceptual frame i read it with my browser open to wikipediathis volume ventures into terrain where even the most sophisticated map fails to lead through the mapmakers bias denis wood shows how maps are not impartial reference objects but rather instruments of communication persuasion and power like paintings they express a point of view by

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