The Resource The mapmakers, John Noble Wilfred

The mapmakers, John Noble Wilfred

Label
The mapmakers
Title
The mapmakers
Statement of responsibility
John Noble Wilfred
Creator
Subject
Summary
"Wilford tells the dramatic story of how, through the ages, technology - compasses, sextants, theodolites, cameras, airplanes, radar, sonar, computers, seismic probes, lasers, satellites - has transformed the way we see and measure our world. He details the innovations, from John Harrison's eighteenth-century marine chronometer, which enabled navigators to calculate longitude at sea, to the Pentagon's Global Positioning System (GPS), now used as widely by civilians as by the military to pinpoint the bearer's exact location on the globe."--BOOK JACKET
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Wilfred, John Noble
Dewey number
912.09
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cartography
Label
The mapmakers, John Noble Wilfred
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1981. Rev. ed. published in 2000
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The map idea -- The librarian who measured Earth -- First principles by Ptolemy -- The topography of myth and dogma -- 1492 -- Mercator squares the circle -- The matter of a degree -- The family that mapped France -- John Harrison's timepiece -- Surveyors of sea and shore -- Soldiers, pundits, and the India survey -- Mapping America : the boundary makers -- Mapping America : westward the topographers -- Meters, meridians, and a new world map -- The winged mappers -- Radar over the Amazon -- Deep horizon -- A continent beneath the ice -- Mountains of the sea -- Base lines across a continent --Geodesy from space -- Mapping from space -- Dynamic maps : a new geography -- Extraterrestrial mapping : the Moon -- Extraterrestrial mapping : Mars -- Cosmic cartographers
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
507 pages
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The mapmakers, John Noble Wilfred
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1981. Rev. ed. published in 2000
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
The map idea -- The librarian who measured Earth -- First principles by Ptolemy -- The topography of myth and dogma -- 1492 -- Mercator squares the circle -- The matter of a degree -- The family that mapped France -- John Harrison's timepiece -- Surveyors of sea and shore -- Soldiers, pundits, and the India survey -- Mapping America : the boundary makers -- Mapping America : westward the topographers -- Meters, meridians, and a new world map -- The winged mappers -- Radar over the Amazon -- Deep horizon -- A continent beneath the ice -- Mountains of the sea -- Base lines across a continent --Geodesy from space -- Mapping from space -- Dynamic maps : a new geography -- Extraterrestrial mapping : the Moon -- Extraterrestrial mapping : Mars -- Cosmic cartographers
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
507 pages
Other physical details
illustrations

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