Flattening the Earth

Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13 : 0226767477

Page : 365 pages

Rating : 4.5/5 from 477 voters

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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