Plewe, Brandon S.; Brown, S. Kent; Cannon, Donald Q.; Jackson, Richard H. Provo, Utah: BYU Press, 2014. Hardbound, 9.5×12.5″, 272 pages.
The second edition of Mapping Mormonism is now available. This edition updates maps and charts with changes in the Church since 2012 and enhances some historical sections with more information.
Mapping Mormonism brings together contributions from sixty experts in the fields of geography, history, Mormon history, and economics to produce the most monumental work of its kind. More than an atlas, this book also includes hundreds of timelines and charts, along with carefully researched descriptions, that track the Mormon movement from its humble beginnings to its worldwide expansion. A work of this magnitude rarely comes along. Mapping Mormonism’s first edition proved to be a landmark reference work in Mormon studies; now it is further improved and updated with the latest information in this second edition. This work covers the early Restoration, the settlement of the West, and the expanding Church, giving particular emphasis to recent developments in the modern Church throughout all regions of the world. Of all the books on Church history, Mapping Mormonism may be the single most effective work to date at giving an expansive vision of the rise of the LDS Church—a vision as vibrant as those who have led the way in building Zion.
In 2012, Mapping Mormonism won the Mormon History Association Best Book Award and the Cartography and Geographic Information Society Best Atlas Award.