Mapmakers: The Story of the Great Pioneers in Cartography from Antiquity to the Space Age John Noble Wilford

ISBN: 9780862450410

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Mapmakers: The Story of the Great Pioneers in Cartography from Antiquity to the Space Age  by  John Noble Wilford

Mapmakers: The Story of the Great Pioneers in Cartography from Antiquity to the Space Age by John Noble Wilford
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A history of cartography tracing the adventures, discoveries & feats of technical ingenuity by which humans have mapped the earths surface & interior, ocean floors, the moon & planets.Preface1. Prologue at Dana ButteThe map ideaTheMoreA history of cartography tracing the adventures, discoveries & feats of technical ingenuity by which humans have mapped the earths surface & interior, ocean floors, the moon & planets.Preface1.

Prologue at Dana ButteThe map ideaThe librarian who measured earthFirst principles of PtolemyThe topography of myth & dogma1492Mercator squares the circle2. Yaki PointThe matter of a degreeThe family that mapped FranceJohn Harrisons timepieceSurveyors of sea & shoreSoldiers, pundits & the India surveyMapping America: the boundary makersMapping America: westward the topographersmeters, meridians & a new world map3.

Bright Angel PointThe winged mappersRadar over the AmazonDeep horizonsA continent beneath the iceMountains of the seaTranscontinental precisionMaps for the new geography4. The flight outMapping from spaceExtraterrestrial mapping: the moonExtraterrestrial mapping: MarsBibliographical NotesAcknowledgmentsIndex



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