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  • Paperback: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Esri Press (June 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589480260
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589480261
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #879,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eduard Imhof (1895-1986) was a professor of cartography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, from 1925 to 1965. He was best known for his relief shading work and mountain cartography and was renowned as an artist. Professor Imhof worked on the great Swiss national maps and is considered the founder of modern academic cartography. Cartographic Relief Presentation is among the essential mapping and graphical design books of the twentieth century.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 8, 2008
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A new edition of Swiss cartographer Eduard Imhof's classic provides new audience with a title last published 25 years ago and long out of print. It first provides a historical overview of cartographic relief, discussing early symbols of mapping, teaching techniques in symbology and drawing, and discussing relief features. The 1982 edition was expensive to produce and thus limited: this new volume is affordable and true to its original edition, editing text for clarity and making only minor changes. Any college-level library strong in cartography must have this.

Diane C. Donovan
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By L. McGinley on December 27, 2007
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This book is even more incredible than I expected. The art and science of relief representation in black and white and color is explained clearly. The stereoscopic pairs are incredible and this book is a treasure.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VV on January 24, 2008
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This book is a classic for everyone interested in the art of map making. Imhof was a true genius and the book is a must-have for all students of cartography, geodesy, remote sensing and even GIS.
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