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The companion book to a six-part PBS television series beginning April 1, 1991. The series depicts how scientists and explorers throughout the centuries disproved prevailing myths regarding the Earth's shape and geography. Contains some 150 color maps, photographs and illustrations, including a color photograph taken from Apollo 8, which proved that (at least for the time being) the Earth is a sphere traveling in space. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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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.
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Book Description Rand Mcnally, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0528834193
Book Description Rand McNally. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0528834193 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.2214467