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

Author: Ewen Adair Whitaker
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a] Cambridge Univ. Press 1999
Edition/Format:   Map : English
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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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Document Type: Map
All Authors / Contributors: Ewen Adair Whitaker
ISBN: 0521622484 9780521622486
OCLC Number: 845182933
Description: XIX, 242 S Ill., Kt
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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