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The World of Gerard Mercator

The Mapmaker Who Revolutionized Geography

The World of Gerard Mercator( )
Author: Taylor, Andrew
Publication Date:Nov 2004
Publisher:Walker & Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $26.00
Book Description:

A biography of the mapmaker who revolutionized geography

The story of discovery and mapmaking is one of pushing back shadows," writes Andrew Taylor, and "none in the last two thousand years achieved as much as Gerard Mercator in extending the boundaries of what could be comprehended." His life encompassed most of the turbulent, extraordinary sixteenth century, a time when revolutions would engulf religion, science, and civilization. Almost extinguished by the Inquisition,...
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Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
Technology & Engineering / Cartography
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.72 x 8.26 x 1.15 Inches
Book Weight:1.06 Pounds

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