By Denis Cosgrove

"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 exceptional physique, to find it inside of infinities of house and to speak and proportion photos of it."―from the Preface

lengthy prior to we had the facility to picture the earth from space―to see our planet because it will be noticeable by way of the Greek god Apollo―images of the earth as a globe had captured well known mind's eye. In Apollo's Eye, geographer Denis Cosgrove examines the historic implications for the West of conceiving and representing the earth as a globe: a unified, round physique. Cosgrove strains how principles of globalism and globalization have shifted traditionally on the subject of altering photographs of the earth, from antiquity to the distance Age. He connects the evolving photo of a unified globe to politically strong conceptions of human unity.

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