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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, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
History
Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ewen A Whitaker
ISBN: 0521622484 9780521622486
OCLC Number: 39633902
Description: xix, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Pre-telescope lunar observations --
Early telescopic observations of the Moon --
Van Langren (Langrenus) and the birth of selenography --
Six more years of busy activity --
140 years of sporadic activity --
A globe, tree rings, and a city --
Lunar cartography comes of age --
Lunar mapping in the Victorian period --
Nomenclature gets international attention --
Setting up guidelines --
Planets and satellites set the rules.
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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