Mark Monmonier is Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is the author of more than twenty books and the editor of volume 6 of the History of Cartography series, published by the University of Chicago Press.
"A classic in the world of mapping books, How to Lie With
Maps was first published in 1991. Mark Monmonier reveals the
ways in which maps tell only one side of any story, reflecting the
views and biases of their makers. Updated for the digital age in
this new edition, the book now examines the myriad ways that
technology offers new opportunities for cartographic mischief,
deception, and propaganda."-- "Geographical"
"How to Lie with Maps continues to be inviting and readable, concealing detailed introductions to critical cartographic concepts beneath a veneer of humorous and casual prose...All maps lie, and Mark Monmonier continues to serve as an able guide for readers at any level to begin the process of informed cartographic interpretation and engagement."-- "Cartographic Perspectives"
"Monmonier continues to have a great deal to offer to first time readers and return visitors alike. This new edition of How to Lie with Maps again succeeds in explaining not only the various ways in which maps can be manipulated, but also the necessity for this manipulation. Most importantly, he continues to create a population of informed map readers, who have learned that they must remain skeptical of the biases and motivations of mapmakers. . . All maps lie, and Monmonier continues to serve as an able guide for readers at any level to begin the process of informed cartographic interpretation and engagement."-- "Cartographic Perspectives"
"Monmonier, in his book How to Lie With Maps, points out that while American students are often taught to analyze words--to be 'cautious consumers' of them--they are seldom taught to do the same with maps. Persuasive cartography reveals how maps manipulate and should be regarded with a critical eye, a lesson that's perhaps even more important in the present political climate."-- "City Lab"