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Phie Duisburg R Lffler and G Tromnau eds Gerhard Mercator Europa und die Welt Duisburg A S Osley Mercator London M Watelet ed Grard Mercator cosmographe le temps et l'espace Antwerp P Van der Krogt Globi Neerlandici The Production of Globes Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet Paperback – Bargain Price Jun by Nicholas Crane Author out of stars customer reviews See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions Price New from Mercator The Man who Mapped the Planet Lee ahora en digital con la aplicacin gratuita Kindle Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet Crane Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet Crane Nicholas nl Selecteer uw cookievoorkeuren We gebruiken cookies en vergelijkbare tools om uw winkelervaring te verbeteren onze se. A fascinating and incredibly detailed biography of the man who gave us the Mercator projection the method still used to reproduce the 3D world on a 2D world mapThe last two pages of the epilogue tell us about the projection itself than the whole of the rest of the book The other 994% of Crane s extremely in depth account tells us about Mercator himself his education work his friends family and collaborators his religion health and his ambition to map the not yet entirely discovered planet all set alongside such history of the area politics regal wranglings inuisition war plague etc relevant to the storyAlthough the author often goes off on tangents offering background information about the latest person involved in Mercator s life and there are many many people involved his writing is accessible and the tale irresistible It took me weeks to read this book but I always wanted to go back to itThere might not be a lot about Mercator s projection itself but there is an awful lot about the globes and maps he researched despite remaining in his home region for his entire life as well as his production methods including his introduction of italic handwritingFascinating Loved it Recommended for anyone interested in a comprehensive low country history of the times 1500 1600 as well as those with a love of maps Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose yet entirely discovered planet all set alongside such history of the area politics regal wranglings inuisition war plague etc relevant to the storyAlthough the author often goes off on tangents offering background information about the latest person involved in Mercator s life and there are many many people involved his writing is accessible and the tale irresistible It took me weeks to read this book but I always wanted to go back to itThere might not be a lot about Mercator s projection itself but there is an awful lot about the globes and maps he researched despite remaining in his home region for his entire life as well as his production methods including his introduction of italic handwritingFascinating Loved it Recommended for anyone interested in a comprehensive low country history of the times 1500 1600 as well as those with a love of maps

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Com Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Mercator is a vivid biography of the man who created the first modern map of the world Born into the age of discovery Gerard Mercator lived through an extraordinary era of intellectual and scientific expansion At the centre of this exploratory vortex were the cartographers who were painstakingly piecing together the evidence that would create a complete picture of the planet Mercator Observer review Mercator by Nicholas Crane | Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet First Buy Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet First edition by Crane Nicholas Hardcover by ISBN from 's Book Store Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders Gerard Mercator Biography N Crane Mercator The Man who mapped the Planet London K E Kramer Mercator eine Biogra. This book is an immensely detailed biography It s probably too detailed to be of much interest to a general reader In fact I m not entirely sure if this book is all that readable outside of an academic setting It appears to be painstakingly researched and provides a narrative of Gerardus Kremer s entire lifeIt didn t really get into the details of cartography that much Apparently Mercator s use of italics was almost as influential as his projection of the globe which he may have developed when laying out the gores for one of his sought after globes He also appears to be one of the first cartographers to have created a book of maps that depict the entire Earth and was the first to call such a collection an AtlasThe book is interesting as an historical portrait of like in the the Dutch and German lowlands around 1500 It is interesting to view Europe in a time when survival for common people could be decided by a bad harvest one year Mercator s time is also interesting as a bridge between feudal times and the emergence of larger nations and the religious strife associated with the reformation I wouldn t uite use the word hero but Mercator sought to re present through empirical data and did not appear to have a political or religious agenda However his maps and globes and their representation of what belonged to whom did make him an object of persecution by the Catholic Spaniards in the Netherlands He moved to Protestant Germany after that experience to enjoy a humanist atmosphere tolerant of learning and free thoughtI think he is to be admired for the obvious skill as a cartographer his grand project to map the entire world in an Atlas based on the best available data and his ability to negotiate the rough political and religious seas through his schooling and vocation I especially admire that he labored alone for so much of his on a project of such a grand scale the mapping of the Earth That type of dedication and perseverance to a project that provides such a large benefit to humanity is amazing The fact that he labored alone may have been due to his perfectionist tendencies but stillAnd one last point people including myself at one point disparage the Mercator projection for its distortions and the apparent agrandization of the northern hemisphere in relation to the euatorial regions It distorts thingsfair enough However the projection has its merits for being able to plot a straight line on a map and follow that map heading to a destination Also you can dislike the distortions on the map but I think Mercator deserves his due for creating a very useful representation of a sphere onto a sheet of paper Not everyone could afford a globe at that time and wall maps using the Mercator projection could easily be purchased and made into a montage of the known earth Finally I think Mercator s interests were cartographic and not geopolitical The results of the continued and ubiuitous use of the projection can be argued against in our current time but I think the creator of the projection is beyond reproach Let Sleeping Dogs Lie year Mercator s time is also interesting as a bridge between feudal times and the emergence of larger nations and the religious strife associated with the reformation I wouldn t uite use the word hero but Mercator sought to re present through empirical data and did not appear to have a political or religious agenda However his maps and globes and their representation of what belonged to whom did make him an object of persecution by the Catholic Spaniards in the Netherlands He moved to Protestant Germany after that experience to enjoy a humanist atmosphere tolerant of learning and free thoughtI think he is to be admired for the obvious skill as a cartographer his grand project to map the entire world in an Atlas based on the best available data and his ability to negotiate the rough political and religious seas through his schooling and vocation I especially admire that he labored alone for so much of his on a project of such a grand scale the mapping of the Earth That type of dedication and perseverance to a project that provides such a large benefit to humanity is amazing The fact that he labored alone may have been due to his perfectionist tendencies but stillAnd one last point people including myself at one point disparage the Mercator projection for its distortions and the apparent agrandization of the northern hemisphere in relation to the euatorial regions It distorts thingsfair enough However the projection has its merits for being able to plot a straight line on a map and follow that map heading to a destination Also Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose you can dislike the distortions on the map but I think Mercator deserves his due for creating a very useful representation of a sphere onto a sheet of paper Not everyone could afford a globe at that time and wall maps using the Mercator projection could easily be purchased and made into a montage of the known earth Finally I think Mercator s interests were cartographic and not geopolitical The results of the continued and ubiuitous use of the projection can be argued against in our current time but I think the creator of the projection is beyond reproach


10 thoughts on “Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet

  1. says:

    Wow this book is amazingly detailed and incredibly thorough but it is also a bit overwhelming and hard to read If anything it contains too much information making it for me anyway too hard to pull together into cohesive knowledgeIt is not necessarily written in an overly academic way passages of it in isolation

  2. says:

    This book is an immensely detailed biography It's probably too detailed to be of much interest to a general reader In fact I

  3. says:

    Engrossing yet there is so much depth of content in this volume that I felt I needed fairly freuent breaks in order to assimilate the sheer weight of knowledge which Nicholas Crane packs into this book It is uite unlike anything else of his I have read This book is beautifully constructed it is a a tale which needed to be told and he has told it very well indeed Mr Crane clearly enjoyed researching his materia

  4. says:

    The book is mainly focused on the details of Mercator's life like his complete inability to answer letters on time meet deadlines or set realistic goals which was interesting but I would have preferred explanation

  5. says:

    A fascinating and incredibly detailed biography of the man who gave us the Mercator projection – the method still used to reproduce the 3D world on a 2D world mapThe last two pages of the epilogue tell us about

  6. says:

    I picked this up from a remainders table for a few bucks not sure whether it would really be that interesting And it is initially a bit slow going It took me 40pgs or so to really get into it But it ended up being a gripping story The book if of course a biography of Mercator and the story of how he came to create the first ever atlas and to devise his famous projection In the process we get a fascinating look at 16th century a

  7. says:

    While I'm not a great reader of history and I think this book could do with some judicious editing I found it a fascinating account o

  8. says:

    Very classic biography with a chronological overview of the live of Mercator Very interesting because of the way he showed Mercator got to his famous projection method and also because Mercator clearly was religiously inspired

  9. says:

    What a good book More than simply a biography of Mercator but also a history of the Low Countries its Renaissance and cartography In a way it has to be as Mercator was rather a passive figure and a uiet family man; and his letters fro

  10. says:

    A thoroughly interesting read Crane's Biography of Mercator is meticulously researched and choke full of details from every aspect of Mercator's life Unfortunately the depth of detail may make this book difficult for the general re

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