Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections

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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. Any projection inevitably distorts the geography it portrays. Flattening the Earth is the first detailed history of map ...

Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections 1997, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226767475

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Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections 1993, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226767468

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