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The Story of Maps and Navigation

Ganeri, Anita (Book - 1997 )
The Story of Maps and Navigation

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This information filled volume examines the basic elements of maps (scale, grid lines, contour) and how we use them. It gives a concise survey of the history of cartography and has sections on specialized maps (sea charts, star maps, military maps, weather maps), compasses and lighthouses,modern navigation (satellites, radar, GIS), surveying, and an overview of great journeys in world history.
Authors: Ganeri, Anita, 1961-
Title: The story of maps and navigation
Publisher: New York, NY :, Oxford University Press,, 1997
Characteristics: 30 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,27 cm
Notes: Includes index
Uniform Title: Maps and navigation
ISBN: 0195214102
Branch Call Number: GA105.6 .G364 1997
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