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The World in Perspective: A Directory of World Map Projections Paperback – November, 1989

ISBN-13: 978-0387977591 ISBN-10: 0387977597 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (November 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0387977597
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387977591
  • ASIN: 0471921475
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.7 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,576,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Provides formulas for 68 different cartographic views of the world. The Directory proper is preceded by a theoretical introduction about map projections. The description of each projection system is accompanied by one or two maps illustrating the deformation characteristics, allowing quick evaluation of its merits and effective use of the map for a particular purpose. All maps shown have been produced and computed with the formulas given in the book.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 1998
Format: Paperback
Ten years ago I searched high and low for a "cookbook" of the formulas used for map projections. I found lots of theory, but little of practical use until The World in Perspective.
Each projection is covered by a page of text and a page of graphics. The text provides a description, including pros and cons of using the projection, and the transformation formulas. The graphics show both the projection and the distortion resulting from the projection.
Yes, this book is expensive (I bought my hard-back copy for $70 eight years ago). But for the special need it fills, it's worth it.
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