Monmonier, Mark 1943- (Mark S. Monmonier, Mark Stephen Monmonier)

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Monmonier, Mark 1943- (Mark S. Monmonier, Mark Stephen Monmonier)


Surname is pronounced "Mon-mon-ear"; born February 2, 1943, in Baltimore, MD; son of John Carroll (a railway accountant) and Martha (an elementary school teacher) Monmonier; married Margaret Janet Kollner, September 4, 1965; children: Jo Kerry. Education: Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1964; Pennsylvania State University, M.S., 1967, Ph.D., 1969. Politics: Independent. Religion: Roman Catholic.


E-mail—[email protected].


University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, assistant professor of geography, 1969-70; State University of New York at Albany, assistant professor of geography, 1970-73; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, associate professor, 1973-79, professor of geography, 1979—. Consultant to U.S. Geological Survey; member, American Congress on Surveying and Mapping.


Association of American Geographers, American Cartographic Association (vice president, 1982-83; president, 1983-84), Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi.


Guggenheim fellow, 1984-85.


Maps, Distortion, and Meaning, Association of American Geographers (Washington, DC), 1977.

Computer-Assisted Cartography, Prentice-Hall (New York, NY), 1982.

(With George A. Schnell) The Study of Population: Elements, Patterns, and Processes, Charles A. Merrill, 1983.

Technological Transition in Cartography, University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.

(With George A. Schnell) Map Appreciation, Prentice-Hall (New York, NY), 1988.

Maps with the News: The Development of American Journalistic Cartography, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1989.

Mapping It Out: Expository Cartography for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1993.

Drawing the Line: Tales of Maps and Cartocontroversy, Holt (New York, NY), 1995.

How to Lie with Maps, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1996.

Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1997.

Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 1999.

Bushmanders and Bullwinkles: How Politicians Manipulate Electronic Maps and Census Data to Win Elections, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2001.

Spying with Maps: Surveillance Technologies and the Future of Privacy, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2004.

Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2004.

From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame, University of Chicago Press (Chicago, IL), 2006.

(Editor, with Guntram H. Herb and David H. Kaplan) Perthes World Atlas, Perthes Klett, 2007.

Contributor to scientific journals. American Cartographer, associate editor, 1977-82, editor, 1982-84.


Mark Monmonier once told CA: "Integrating words and maps is an intriguing challenge that complements nicely my pure research on digital cartography and statistical graphics. I hope in the years ahead to turn from writing about maps to writing about geography and to integrating words with a variety of visual images—cartographic, diagrammatic, and photographic."

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