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Mapping and naming the moon : a history of lunar cartography and nomenclature

Author: Ewen A Whitaker
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats

With its wonderful historical maps and rare early photographs, this book is a treat for everyone interested in the Moon. Observers of the Moon will appreciate this unique account of mapping and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Gazetteers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ewen A Whitaker
ISBN: 0521544149 9780521544146 0521622484 9780521622486
OCLC Number: 1019645771
Notes: Originally published: 1999.
Description: xix, 242 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I. First Era: From Prehistoric Images to Archetype Map: 1. Pre-telescopic lunar observations; 2. Early telescopic observations of the Moon; 3. Van Langren (Langrenus) and the birth of selenography; 4. Six more years of sporadic activity; Part II. Second Era: From Archetype to Maturity: 5. 140 years of sporadic activity; 6. A globe, tree rings, and a city; 7. Lunar cartography comes of age; Part III. Third Era: From proliferation to standardisation: 8. Lunar mapping in the Victorian period; 9. Nomenclature gets international attention; Part IV. The Space Age Demands Changes: 10. Setting up guidelines; 11. Planets and satellites set the rules. Appendices 1 - 22.
Responsibility: Ewen A. Whitaker.


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' ... a welcome new book on the history of lunar mapping. Ewen Whitaker probably knows more about selenocartography and lunar nomenclature than anyone alive. This fascinating book will provide Read more...

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