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Rhumb Lines and Map Wars

a Social History of the Mercator Projection
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Current format, Book, 2004, In-library use only.
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In Rhumb Lines and Map Wars , Mark Monmonier offers an insightful, richly illustrated account of the controversies surrounding Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator's legacy. He takes us back to 1569, when Mercator announced a clever method of portraying the earth on a flat surface, creating the first projection to take…

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