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Gerardus Mercator : father of modern mapmaking

Author: Ann Heinrichs
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Compass Point Books, ©2008.
Series: Signature lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the sixteenth-century cartographer Gerardus Mercator, who invented a method of projecting the curvature of the Earth's surface on to a flat sheet of paper.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Gerhard Mercator; Gerhard Mercator; Gerhard Mercator
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Heinrichs
ISBN: 9780756533120 0756533120
OCLC Number: 82367952
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Behind prison walls --
Days of hunger --
Leaving home --
University life --
Settling problems, learning a trade --
Putting the world on paper --
Most unjust persecution --
History of the universe --
Making the curved earth flat --
Weaving the fabric of the world --
Life and times --
Life at a glance Additional resources --
Glossary --
Source notes --
Select bibliography --
Index --
Image credits.
Series Title: Signature lives.
Responsibility: by Ann Heinrichs.
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A biography of the sixteenth-century cartographer Gerardus Mercator, who invented a method of projecting the curvature of the Earth's surface on to a flat sheet of paper.

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