Assistant Professor David B. Miller is a contributing author for “The Times History of the World in Maps,” recently published by HarperCollins in the United Kingdom. Miller was a consultant for the selection of American maps that appear in the book, and he wrote articles for several of the maps, including historic maps of the United States, the world and the moon.
HarperCollins approached Miller in mid-2014 due to his previous publications. He is a fellow of the British Cartographic Society and an avid map collector.
Miller teaches physical and cultural geography courses at the Alexandria Campus and often uses maps in his classes to illustrate pivotal moments in history. A student favorite is Theodore Ditterline’s oval-shaped map of the Gettysburg battlefield done in 1863. Cartographic experts acknowledge that this was the first map of the battle and it has a prominent place in the book.