Recommended GIS Book List

Title Author Description
How to Lie with Maps Mark Monmonier Originally published to wide acclaim, this lively, cleverly illustrated essay on the use and abuse of maps teaches us how to evaluate maps critically and promotes a healthy skepticism about these easy-to-manipulate models of reality. 
Aaa's Atlas of Population and Environment Paul Harris,Fred Pearce The AAAS Atlas of Population and Environment is an important analysis of the relationships between human population and the environment. 
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Dava Sobel Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer.  
Cartographic Design Using ArcView GIS Madej, Ed Both an effective primer on digital map design, as well as a classic software tutorial, this book makes particular reference to cartographic methods available in one of today's most popular GIS applications software packages: ArcView GIS from ESRI, Inc. Structured around fundamental concepts of map design, each stand-a lone chapter introduces the reader to a general map design theory followed by opportunities to apply these theories.  
Thematic Cartography and Visualization Slocum, Terry A. This comprehensive book bridges the evolution in cartography by presenting both traditional methods and recently developed computer-based cartographic techniques. 
Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences Monmonier, Mark Writers know only too well how long it can take--and how awkward it can be--to describe spatial relationships with words alone. And while a map might not always be worth a thousand words, a good one can help writers communicate an argument or explanation clearly, succinctly, and effectively. 
Elements of Cartography Robinson, Arthur H. / Muehrcke, Phillip C. (Unk) Recognized as the classic resource in cartography, this text continues to integrate the latest modern technology with traditional cartographic principles. 
Geographical Information Systems and Computer Cartography Jones, Christopher B. Presents the fundamental concepts in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), emphasizing the techniques in management, analysis, and graphic display of spatial information. Paper. 
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