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Author Talk: The Four Shorelines of Coastal Cartography

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

6:00 pm Commonwealth Salon, Central Library
Map Center Gallery open until 8:00 pm

Dr. Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor of Geography at Syracuse University talks about his book Coast Lines addressing the history of mapping coastlines as background for understanding the growing concern over sea level rise. Efforts to map storm surge and sea level rise exemplify the emergence of time as a cartographic frontier in the 19th and 20th centuries. Evolving scientific understanding of physical processes and numerical modeling add to the discussion. After the talk, audience members are invited to view the Leventhal Map Center’s exhibition, Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History.

RSVP info@leventhalmap.org or 617.859.2387

Presented in partnership with the Boston Map Society

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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (http://www.leventhalmap.org)