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Atlas of the Web
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atlasofcyberspace
 O  G  & I    C I   
Internet and WWW / Cyberspace
ADDISONWESLEY
9 780201 745757
ISBN 0-201-74575-5
What does cyberspace look like?
For thousands of years,people have created maps ofthe world around them – cave paintings,drawings inthe sand,pencil sketches,lavish manuscripts,3-Dmodels and,more recently,satellite images andcomputer-generated simulations.Now,a newgeneration of cartographers is focussing on adifferent realm:cyberspace.Here for the first time is an examination andselection of their maps,gathered together into onecomprehensive source:the
Atlas of Cyberspace 
.Written in an accessible style and illustrated withover 300 full color images,the
Atlas of Cyberspace 
catalogs thirty years’ worth of maps to reveal therich and varied landscapes of cyberspace – a worldoccupied by half a billion users.The Atlas explores the new cartographic andvisualization techniques being employed in themapping of cyberspace,concentrating on thefollowing main areas:
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Internet infrastructure and traffic flows
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The World Wide Web
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Online conversation and community
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Imagining cyberspace in art,literatureand film.Based on extensive research and written by two ofthe world’s leading cybergeography experts,the
Atlas of Cyberspace 
provides an unprecedented insightinto the shape of the Internet and World Wide Web.For anyone with an interest in the structure,contentand social dimension of the online world,this is afascinating and invaluable resource.
The authors 
Martin Dodge
works as a computer technician andresearcher in the Centre for Advanced SpatialAnalysis (CASA),at University College London.Hemaintains the Cyber-Geography Research websiteat http://www.cybergeography.org,which includesthe original online Atlas of Cyberspaces.With co-author Rob Kitchin,he also wrote the book
Mapping Cyberspace 
(Routledge,2000) .
Rob Kitchin
is a lecturer in Human Geography andresearch associate of NIRSAat the NationalUniversity of Ireland,Maynooth.He is the author of
Cyberspace 
(Wiley,1998) and the co-author of
Mapping Cyberspace 
(Routledge,2000).He haspublished three other books and is the general editorof the journal
Social and Cultural Geography 
.
“The
Atlas of Cyberspace 
explores aremarkable universe of visual represent-ations of the Internet's diversity,structureand content.Introducing a rich variety ofvisual metaphors,the authors lead readersthrough an inter-galactic assortment of waysto think about and visualize all aspects ofcyberspace.The ability of the human brainto seek patterns in a chaotic cacophony ofinformation will draw readers in to thisvisual cyber-odyssey.Some of the resultsare strikingly biological in their characterleading one to wonder whether the Internetis,in fact,a peculiar noncorporeal life form!”
 – Vint Cerf
,
Chairman,ICANN 
Visit us on theWorld WideWeb at
www.it-minds.com
Front cover imagecourtesyof SOHO-EIT/ESA-NASA.Back cover imagecourtesyof GunillaElam,EricssonMedialab 
.
Martin Dodge and Rob Kitchin
ADDISON-WESLEY
APearson Education Book
“The
Atlasof Cyberspace 
exploresa remarkable universeof visual representationsof the Internet’sdiversity, structure and content” – Vint Cerf
,
Chairman, ICANN 
 
AtlasofCyberspace
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