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Mercator : the man who mapped the planet

Author: Nicholas Crane
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Amer. edView all editions and formats
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Explores the life of Gerhard Mercator, who created the map and solved the dimensional riddle that plagued cosmographers for years, revealing a man who attended one of Europe's top universities but was persecuted by the Inquisition.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Gerhard Mercator; Gerhard Mercator; Gerhard Mercator, Geograph 1512-1594.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Crane
ISBN: 0805066241 9780805066241
OCLC Number: 50198808
Description: xiii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
A personal note to the reader --
1. A little town called Gangelt --
2. Promised lands --
3. To the water margin --
4. The castle --
5. Triangulation --
6. The mathematical jewel and other suitable tools --
7. Neither known nor explored --
8. Celestial maidens --
9. Terrae Sanctae --
10. Naming America --
11. The fall of Ghent --
12. Latin letters --
13. A more complete globe --
14. Enemy at the ramparts --
15. The most unjust persecution --
16. The slight youth from the north --
17. Somewhere worthy of the muses --
18. Frankfurt fair --
19. Spies and cardinals --
20. René's domain --
21. Hunters in the snow --
22. A study of the whole universe --
23. Time ... --
24. ... and place --
25. 'liketh, loveth, getteth and useth' --
26. Ptolemy corrected --
27. Adorn your Britannia! --
28. The new geography --
29. Apocalypse --
30. Atlas --
31. Creation --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Chronology of Mercator's principal works --
Select bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Nicholas Crane.
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Explores the life of Gerhard Mercator, who created the map and solved the dimensional riddle that plagued cosmographers for years, revealing a man who attended one of Europe's top universities but was persecuted by the Inquisition.

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