The Mapmakers

The Mapmakers

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Baker & Taylor
A revised edition of the classic history of cartography spans the period of time from when maps were first made on clay tablets, to the Space Age, when satellites map the universe, and examines the technical ingenuity by which mapmakers charted the surfce of the planet, Earth's interior and the ocean floors, and the moons and planets of the solar system. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Examines the technology and significant figures of cartography, including the accuracy of ancient Chinese maps, contributions by such navigators as Ferdinand Magellan and James Cook, and the development of a current Global Positioning System.

Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2000
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9780375409295
0375409297
Characteristics: xi, 507 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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