By Denis Cosgrove

ISBN-10: 0801864917

ISBN-13: 9780801864919

ISBN-10: 0801874440

ISBN-13: 9780801874444

"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 snatch the full of the earth, as a floor or an excellent physique, to find it inside of infinities of area and to speak and percentage pictures of it."―from the Preface

lengthy ahead of we had the facility to photo the earth from space―to see our planet because it will be noticeable through the Greek god Apollo―images of the earth as a globe had captured renowned 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 lines how rules of globalism and globalization have shifted traditionally relating to altering photographs of the earth, from antiquity to the gap Age. He connects the evolving picture of a unified globe to politically robust conceptions of human unity.

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