Flattening the earth : Two thousand years of map projections (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Flattening the earth : Two thousand years of map projections

Author: John P Snyder
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Cartographers have long grappled with the impossibility of portraying the earth in two dimensions. To solve this problem, mapmakers have created map projections. This work discusses and illustrates the known map projections from before 500BC to the present, with facts on their origins and use.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Snyder
ISBN: 0226767477 9780226767475
OCLC Number: 60191348
Description: 384 pages : 163 maps and charts, 12 portraits
Responsibility: John P. Snyder.

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