Mapping

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University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 1964 - Science - 289 pages
"A praiseworthy introduction to the lore of maps and a mine of information for the amateur map-maker."—O.M. Miller, American Geographical Society

"This book should be welcomed by all students of mapping, for it will take them in uncomplicated stages through the complexities of compiling a map. . . . Mr. Greenwood is to be congratulated on an excellent book."—C.J. Angus, Canadian Geographical Journal

"For the baggy and middle-aged who cannot afford skiing in Austria or sailing off Bimini, Greenhood invites his readers to a sort of intellectual excitement which neither skiing nor sailing could equal. . . . Unless you work professionally with maps to the degree that a navigator does, for instance, this book will fascinate and enthrall you."—Monroe Bush, American Forests

"A teacher who wishes to go into the classroom with a storehouse of knowledge and ideas will find this a remarkable book. It is easy to read, and each page contains information which can be fed into the work in progress no matter which area of the world is being studied."—Instructor
 

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Beautifully written in quaint mid-20th century style...a mapmaker who really loves and understand his craft...an old book but wonderfully revealing...full of "aha" moments when the reader sees how things are done...like seeing a finely engineered clock taken apart and all the brass and jewel parts laid out on a velvet cloth... 

Contents

How to Find Places Coordinates
3
The Versatile Plane Great Circles
30
This Little Means that Much Distance
39
The Rose of the Winds Direction
54
Making Molehills Out of Mountains Content
74
Flat Maps with Round Meanings Projections
113
MAKING YOUR OWN
173
Basing Maps on Other Maps Compilation
175
Basing Maps upon the Ground Survey
203
Treasures Tools and Materials Equipment
240
USEFUL FIGURES
272
INDEX
279
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