Maps are Territories: Science is an Atlas by David Turnbull Download (read online) free eBook (PDF ePub Kindle)

Maps are Territories: Science is an Atlas

“The map is not the territory” is a cartographic truism. It means that unless the map is drawn on a mile-to-mile scale and has the same physical characteristics as the territory itself, it cannot be perfectly accurate. But as David Turnbull demonstrates, the map is a metaphor not only for the territory it represents but for the culture that created it. As such, it takes on