Mapping and Naming the Moon: A History of Lunar Cartography and Nomenclatureby Ewen A. Whitaker
Pub. Date: 11/30/2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Historical maps and rare photographs illustrate four centuries of mapping the Moon. See more details below
Historical maps and rare photographs illustrate four centuries of mapping the Moon.
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Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction; Part I. First Era: From Prehistoric Images to Archetype Map: 1. Pre-telescopic lunar observations; 2. Early telescopic observations of the Moon; 3. Van Langren (Langrenus) and the birth of selenography; 4. Six more years of sporadic activity; Part II. Second Era: From Archetype to Maturity: 5. 140 years of sporadic activity; 6. A globe, tree rings, and a city; 7. Lunar cartography comes of age; Part III. Third Era: From proliferation to standardisation: 8. Lunar mapping in the Victorian period; 9. Nomenclature gets international attention; Part IV. The Space Age Demands Changes: 10. Setting up guidelines; 11. Planets and satellites set the rules. Appendices 1 - 22.
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