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Sun, 22 Nov 1998 07:44:20 +0000
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> Amelia, congratulations on the publication of your book, and thank you for the
> announcement.  Would you care to provide a little more information about
> it--does it contain topo maps, for example, what period does it cover, is
> there historical copy with it? Maybe a GNSI member or other colleague will
> review it for you for our newsletter. Lastly, please give information such as
> number of pages, cost, publisher, hardback or softcover?  THIS IS NOT A
> CRITICISM of your announcement, only a request for more information, and do
> announce it in our newsletter.  Again, congratulations, and many more in your
> future.  Joan  (Joan Lee at JL55Mike)

Excellent ideas, Joan. Thanks for thinking of them.

The book is a detailed and carefully researched, but not a
comprehensive, atlas of Wisconsin history. 42 topics of history covered
with over 100 maps, most maps are from original research.  We discuss
early history: glacial history and early native American cultures. We
also discuss the native american histories of the tribes still living in
Wisconsin today. We have sections on the diverse european ethnic groups
and their settlement patterns.  We discuss the history of early
agriculture and industry in the state; timber, mining, etc.  We discuss
the early political conficts, land survey system, government, etc. and

There are no topo maps, the maps are all thematic maps, lots of visual
representation of census data and trends in history.  The maps are
modern maps, (meaning we made them, not historic maps) using historic
data to tell a particular story of the history at a particular time.  I
did several illustrations for the book, and tried to give the maps an
illustrative style to appeal to younger viewers and to get away form the
often dry look of history maps. Lots of pictoral icons.

The web site should give you the cost and the details. I have order
forms I can send out, since I'm not sure how much a regional book would
find its way into national bookstores.  It will be in all the major
bookstores in wisconsin.

I will send something to Leigh to put in the newletter.  There will be
reviews done here through the publisher, so perhaps I can get one
reprinted for the newsletter.

Thanks for your thoughts and interest!!
Amelia Janes
Wisconsin Cartographers' Guild / Midwest Educational Graphics
6 Lyons Circle
Madison, WI   53704
fax  608-244-3889
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