By Denis Cosgrove
"Earthbound people are not able to embody greater than a tiny a part of the planetary floor. yet of their mind's eye they could grab the total of the earth, as a floor or a high-quality physique, to find it inside infinities of area and to speak and proportion pictures of it."―from the Preface
lengthy ahead of we had the power to picture the earth from space―to see our planet because it will be noticeable via the Greek god Apollo―images of the earth as a globe had captured well known mind's eye. In Apollo's Eye, geographer Denis Cosgrove examines the old implications for the West of conceiving and representing the earth as a globe: a unified, round physique. Cosgrove strains how rules of globalism and globalization have shifted traditionally on the subject of altering photos of the earth, from antiquity to the gap Age. He connects the evolving snapshot of a unified globe to politically strong conceptions of human unity.
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Apollo's Eye: A Cartographic Genealogy of the Earth in the Western Imagination by Denis Cosgrove