The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker Who Revolutionised

Author(s): Andrew Taylor

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In The World of Gerard Mercator, Andrew Taylor chronicles both the story of a great astronomer and mathematician, who was condemned to death as a heretic, and the history of that most fascinating conjunction of science and art: the drawing of maps. Gerard Mercator was born in Flanders in 1512. In addition to creating accurate globes of the earth and the stars, he was the first person to use latitude and longitude for navigation and he created the most-used map of all time: Mercator

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  • : 9780007100811
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  • : haconz
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  • : Paperback
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  • : Andrew Taylor
  • : Andrew Taylor