Norman Thrower, 1919-2020

Norman J. W. Thrower, cartographer, emeritus professor of geography at UCLA and author of Maps and Civilization: Cartography in Culture and Society, among other things, died last Wednesday at the age of 100. His obituary in the Los Angeles Times. The Palisadian-Post ran a profile of him last October on the occasion of his 100th birthday. [Tony Campbell]

Author: Jonathan Crowe

Jonathan Crowe blogs about maps at The Map Room. His essays and reviews have been published by AE, Calafia, The New York Review of Science Fiction, the Ottawa Citizen, Strange Horizons and He lives in Shawville, Quebec.