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Publisher's Summary

While astronomers charted the heavens, geographers and cartographers mapped the earth's exotic land and seas. Commerce and navigation exploded as mapmakers and bold explorers built on each other's achievements; in the process, our very concept of the earth changed from a flat surface to a sphere.The Science and Discovery series recreates one of history's most successful journeys: 4,000 years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured.
© and (P)1993 Carmichael and Carmichael, Inc. and Knowledge Products
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By Toni on 10-30-17

Great introduction to cartography and geodesy.

Essential book for those who are interested about cartography. Narrator is ok but quotes are hard to understand because weird accents.

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