An Introduction to the Study of Map Projections


    MR. STEERS's useful little book on map projections, the third edition of which has recently been issued, is written for those students of geography who have only the most elementary knowledge of mathematics, and avoids all analysis and any mention of the calculus. Subject to this self-imposed limitation, the author succeeds, in general, in presenting to the beginner an accurate view of most of the useful projections, with some outline of recent work in this field of study. The illustrations are good and some are ingenious, notably the plate showing a comparison of five zenithal polar projections. The third edition differs from the second chiefly in the addition of two new chapters; one dealing with Col. Craster's parabolic projection of the whole sphere and with related projections; and the other describing briefly some other new, or unusual, projections, such as Craig's retroazimuthal group, or Maurer's orthodromic or two-point azimuthal projection.

    An Introduction to the Study of Map Projections.

    J. A. Steers. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Pp. xxiii + 227. (London: University of London Press, Ltd., 1933.) 8s. 6d. net

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