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Mark Monmonier's Book Traces the Invention of the Clock System

April 7, 2022

Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, follows John Byron Plato's path from farmer in his mid-30s to inventor of several inventions including the “Clock System,” which assigned addresses to rural residences without house numbers.

Geography and the Environment Department Welcomes Two Scholars

February 17, 2022

At the start of the spring 2022 semester, the Maxwell School’s Geography and the Environment Department welcomed two new faculty members, one of whom was hired as part of the University’s research clusters initiative.

Monmonier quoted in New York Times article on digital maps

September 27, 2021
The most commonly used maps are those on smartphones and they don’t always accurately represent the world as it is, says Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment. 

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How to Lie with Maps, 3rd Edition

December 31, 2018

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