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Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet

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The sixteenth century, the 'Age of Discovery', was a time of extraordinary intellectual and scientific expansion. At the very forefront of this new knowledge were the cartographers who were painstakingly piecing together the evidence that would create a complete picture of our planet. This is the story of the greatest of them all, a cobbler's boy who became the world's first scientific mapmaker.

The tale of Gerard Mercator is one of tragedy and triumph. Born in Flanders in 1512, he was imprisoned by the Inquisition, and survived plague, war and famine to become instrument maker to an emperor. The first to coin the term 'atlas', Mercator solved the dimensional riddle that had vexed mapmakers for so long: How best to convert the three-dimensional globe into a two-dimensional map? His solution - Mercator's Projection - entirely revolutionised our world view.

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Author(s):
Nicholas Crane
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Used: good
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
075381692X
ISBN-13:
9780753816929
Publisher:
Phoenix
Title:
Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet

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The sixteenth century, the 'Age of Discovery', was a time of extraordinary intellectual and scientific expansion. At the very forefront of this new knowledge were the cartographers who were painstakingly piecing together the evidence that would create a complete picture of our planet. This is the story of the greatest of them all, a cobbler's boy who became the world's first scientific mapmaker.

The tale of Gerard Mercator is one of tragedy and triumph. Born in Flanders in 1512, he was imprisoned by the Inquisition, and survived plague, war and famine to become instrument maker to an emperor. The first to coin the term 'atlas', Mercator solved the dimensional riddle that had vexed mapmakers for so long: How best to convert the three-dimensional globe into a two-dimensional map? His solution - Mercator's Projection - entirely revolutionised our world view.

Author(s):
Nicholas Crane
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
075381692X
ISBN-13:
9780753816929
Publisher:
Phoenix
Title:
Mercator: The Man who Mapped the Planet

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