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Genre/Form: | History |
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Material Type: | Internet resource |

Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
John Parr Snyder |

ISBN: | 0226767469 9780226767468 0226767477 ) 9780226767475 ((paperback) |

OCLC Number: | 26764604 |

Description: | xviii, 365 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm |

Contents: | 1. Emergence of Map Projections: Classical Through Renaissance. The Classical and Medieval Legacy: Map Projections Developed before the Renaissance. The Equirectangular Projection. The Trapezoidal Projection. Ptolemy's Three Projections. Globular Projections. The Earliest Azimuthal Projections. New Projections of the Renaissance. New Conic Projections. Oval Projections. Globelike Projections. Mercator's Projection for Navigators. The Sinusoidal Projection -- 2. Map Projections in an Age of Mathematical Enlightenment, 1670-1799. Eighteenth-Century Use of Earlier Map Projections. The Equirectangular Projection. The Trapezoidal Projection. The Azimuthal Projections. The Mercator Projection. The Sinusoidal Projection. The "Bonne" Projection. The New Projections. Map Projections as an Emerging Mathematical Science. Perspective Projections with Low Error. Some Modified Globular Projections. The Improved Simple or Equidistant Conic Projection. Murdoch's and Euler's Approaches to the Equidistant Conic Projection. Colles's Perspective Conic Projection. Cassini and His Transverse Equidistant Cylindrical Projection. Lambert's Cornucopia of Important Projections -- 3. Map Projections of the Nineteenth Century. Nineteenth-Century Use of Earlier Projections. Cylindrical and Rectilinear Projections. Azimuthal Projections. Conic and Sinusoidal Projections. The Globular Projection. The New Projections of the Nineteenth Century. New Cylindrical Projections. New Pseudocylindrical Projections. New Conic Projections. New Azimuthal Projections. Modified Azimuthal Projections. Globular Modifications. Conformal Innovations. Star Projections. Conformal Projections without Singular Points. Polyhedric and Polyhedral Projections. Tissot's Optimal Projection. Fiorini's Projections. The Jervis Cycloidal Projection. Projections to Promote Commerce. General Treatises and Journals. The Tissot Indicatrix -- 4. Map Projections of the Twentieth Century. Twentieth-Century Use of Earlier Projections. Cylindrical Projections. Pseudocylindrical Projections: The Sinusoidal and Mollweide. Azimuthal Projections. Conic Projections. Other Earlier Projections. New Twentieth-Century Projections. Cylindrical Projections. New Pseudocylindrical Projections. New Azimuthal Projections. New Modified Azimuthal Projections. New Pseudoazimuthal Projections. Modifications of the Stereographic Projection. New Conic Projections. Pseudoconic Projections. Other Projections. General Works and Journals. |

Responsibility: | John P. Snyder. |

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### Abstract:

A detailed history of map projections which discusses and illustrates the hundreds of known projections created from 500 B.C. to the present, emphasizing developments since the Renaissance and closing with a look at the variety of projections made possible by computers.
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