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The Shape of the World: The Mapping and Discovery of the Earth Hardcover – 1 Dec 1990

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Accompanying the Granada TV series of the same name, this is an illustrated history of discovery and explorers (Polo, Columbus, Cook and others) and the development of mapmaking - from the speculations of the ancient Greeks, through the Portuguese masters, to modern remote sensing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Companion book to the PBS TV Series 14 Aug. 2013
By Dann L. McKee - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is the book which was published the same time as the TV series by the same title was first being shown on PBS. That TV series is now available on DVD here on Amazon. The book and film series each stand on their own and do not need the other to be thoroughly enjoyed. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout and I highly recommend it as well as the DVD set. In short, the history of measuring and mapping is detailed in the approach to this subject and overall, I feel that it was very well done.
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