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Flattening the Earth; Two Thousand Years of Map Projections
Author: John P. Snyder
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Pages: 365
List Price: $21.00
Published by University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226767477
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List of Illustrations Preface 1: Emergence of Map Projections: Classical Through Renaissance The Classical and Medieval Legacy: Map Projections Developed before the Renaissance The Equirectangular Projection The Trapezoidal Projection Ptolemy's Three Projections Globular Projections The Earliest Azimuthal Projections New Projections of the Renaissance New Conic Projections Oval Projections Globelike Projections Mercator's Projection for Navigators The Sinusoidal Projection 2: Map Projections in an Age of Mathematical Enlightenment, 16701799 EighteenthCentury Use of Earlier Map Projections The Equirectangular Projection The Trapezoidal Projection The Azimuthal Projections The Mercator Projection The Sinusoidal Projection The "Bonne" Projection The New Projections Map Projections as an Emerging Mathematical Science Perspective Projections with Low Error Some Modified Globular Projections The Improved Simple or Equidistant Conic Projection Murdoch's and Euler's Approaches to the Equidistant Conic Projection Colles's Perspective Conic Projection Cassini and His Transverse Equidistant Cylindrical Projection Lambert's Cornucopia of Important Projections 3: Map Projections of the Nineteenth Century NineteenthCentury Use of Earlier Projections Cylindrical and Rectilinear Projections Azimuthal Projections Conic and Sinusoidal Projections The Globular Projection The New Projections of the Nineteenth Century New Cylindrical Projections New Pseudocylindrical Projections New Conic Projections New Azimuthal Projections Modified Azimuthal Projections Globular Modifications Conformal Innovations Star Projections Conformal Projections without Singular Points Polyhedric and Polyhedral Projections Tissot's Optimal Projection Fiorini's Projections The Jervis Cycloidal Projection Projections to Promote Commerce General Treatises and Journals The Tissot Indicatrix 4: Map Projections of the Twentieth Century TwentiethCentury Use of Earlier Projections Cylindrical Projections Pseudocylindrical Projections: The Sinusoidal and Mollweide Azimuthal Projections Conic Projections Other Earlier Projections New TwentiethCentury Projections Cylindrical Projections New Pseudocylindrical Projections New Azimuthal Projections New Modified Azimuthal Projections New Pseudoazimuthal Projections Modifications of the Stereographic Projection New Conic Projections Pseudoconic Projections Other Projections General Works and Journals Notes References and Bibliography Index
