Title: Around Switzerland in 80 Maps : A Magical ...
Book Condition: New
Num Pages: 226 pages, Full-colour illustrations. BIC Classification: WTL; WTR. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 339 x 237 x 28. Weight in Grams: 1688. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9782940481149
Synopsis: A map is the perfect pictorial way to explain and entertain. The 80 maps inside this book achieve both of these goals and provide a detailed picture of Switzerland. Diccon Bewes' search for original maps lead him through official archives and private collections. The results are presented here, along with the fascinating stories behind them: from the circular island map of 1480 to the birth of modern Swiss cartography; from the British rail plan for Switzerland to a Soviet map of Basel during the Cold-War; from the 1970s Zurich map for men to the vision of a Greater Switzerland with 40 cantons. Map by map, readers understand how Switzerland came to be and possibly where it is going. A truly magical and engrossing journey.
About the Author: Diccon Bewes worked for 10 years at Lonely Planet and Holiday Which? Magazine before moving to Switzerland where, until recently, he managed the Stauffacher English bookshop. He is now a full time writer.
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