Preface; Introduction: The Strands through Map Worlds; Who Is a Cartographer?; The Thirteenth to Seventeenth Centuries; The Eighteenth & Early Nineteenth Centuries (1666 to 1850); Cartography from the Margins: From the Early Twentieth Century to World War II; Mid- to Late-Twentieth-Century Pioneers & Advancers in North America; Late-Twentieth-Century Pioneers & Advancers in Europe, Asia, & Latin America; "Getting There without Aiming at It": Womens Experiences in Becoming Cartographers; "We Are Good Ghosts!": Orientations & Expectations of Women Cartographers; Educational Opportunities & Obstacles; The Gendered Social Organization; Female Pathways Through the Present-Day Map World; Gender Shifts; Index.
Will C. van den Hoonaard, a professor of Sociology at the University of New Brunswick, has been a Baha'i for over thirty years. He is Senior Editor of the international Baha'i encyclopedia project.
"...an inspiring book that is fascinating and highly-researched. A take away message is thatwhilst women were always a minority, they have made major contributions to cartography. Theircommon ground is their love of maps and map making and their belief in the value of their work inteaching others to open their eyes to the world." - Jennifer Carter,School of Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast,Journal of The Australian and New Zealand Map Society, The Globe, Number 74, 2014.