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The mapmakers / by John Noble Wilford.


1st ed.. New York : Knopf, 1981.
ISBN 9780394461946, 0394461940

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Subjects Cartografie.
Cartographie -- Histoire.
Cartography -- History.
Cartography.
Geschichte.
Kartographie
Kartographie.
Description xi, 414 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
SPEC copy is bound in quarter brown cloth with tan paper over boards; spine stamped in gold; illustrated dust-jacket; illustrated endpapers. LOCAL
Summary A history of cartography tracing the adventures, discoveries, and feats of technical ingenuity by which man has mapped the earth's surface and interior, the ocean's floors, and the moon and planets.
Contents 1. Prologue at Dana Butte -- The map idea -- The librarian who measured earth -- First principles of Ptolemy -- The topography of myth and dogma -- 1492 -- Mercator squares the circle -- 2. Yaki Point -- The matter of a degree -- The family that mapped France -- John Harrison's timepiece -- Surveyors of sea and shore -- Soldiers, pundits, and the India survey -- Mapping America: the boundary makers -- Mapping America: westward the topographers -- meters, meridians, and a new world map
3. Bright Angel Point -- The winged mappers -- Radar over the Amazon -- Deep horizons -- A continent beneath the ice -- Mountains of the sea -- Transcontinental precision -- Maps for the new geography -- Part 4: The flight out -- Mapping from space -- Extraterrestrial mapping: the moon -- Extraterrestrial mapping: Mars.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)06918813
13949576
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WorldCat Identities Wilford, John Noble.
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