Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Flattening the Earth by John P. Snyder

As long as there have been maps, cartographers have grappled with the impossibility of portraying the earth in two dimensions. To solve this problem mapmakers have created hundreds of map projections, mathematical methods for drawing the round earth on a flat surface. Yet of the hundreds of existing projections, and the infinite number that are theoretically possible, none is perfectly accurate. This study is a detailed history of map projections from before 500BC to the present. It contains a comprehensive collection of diagrams of the projections used in world mapping, with a compendium of information on their origins and use.

Buy Flattening the Earth by John P. Snyder from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780226767475
ISBN-10: 0226767477
Format: Paperback
(238mm x 166mm x mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Flattening the Earth by John P. Snyder

Book Reviews - Flattening the Earth by John P. Snyder

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Flattening the Earth book by John P. Snyder and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By John P. Snyder

Map Projection Transformation by John P. Snyder
Paperback, December 1999