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Flattening the Earth; Two Thousand Years of Map Projections
Author: John P. Snyder

Cover: cover
Pages: 365
List Price: $21.00
Published by University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226767477

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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, 1670-1799
Eighteenth-Century 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
Nineteenth-Century 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
Twentieth-Century Use of Earlier Projections
Cylindrical Projections
Pseudocylindrical Projections: The Sinusoidal and Mollweide
Azimuthal Projections
Conic Projections
Other Earlier Projections
New Twentieth-Century 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
References and Bibliography