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The Island of Lost Maps  A True Story of Cartographic Crime, Harvey, Miles
1 Harvey, Miles The Island of Lost Maps A True Story of Cartographic Crime
New York Broadway Books 2001 0767908260 / 9780767908269 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Small (3 mm) tear on edge of front cover. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. In December 1995 Gilbert Bland was chased from the rare book room of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, clutching a 232-year-old map. He turned out to be one of the greatest map thieves in history. Miles Harvey traced Bland's journey from middle-class anonymity to dark criminality, to understand what drove Bland to steal some of the rarest cartographic treasures in the world. Since men have drawn maps, others have stolen them. During the age of discovery, map theft literally changed the face of the earth. Columbus discovered America thanks to charts purloined by his brother from the Portuguese; Francis Drake shattered Spain's hold of the Americas and made smooth passage to the East Indies with captured Spanish maps. Gilbert Bland mutilated the beautifully crafted work of 'world describers' simply with a razor blade. Harvey returns to the libraries whose collections were so depleted by Bland's thieving, to try to fill the gaps in this enigmatic man's life. He meets an array of fascinating characters who people the world of cartography: the guarded breed of 'keepers of the books' who go to extraordinary lengths to obtain and preserve the maps in their libraries; the brash, self-described 'biggest map-dealer of the twentieth century' who sells $10 million worth of maps a year; and the otherwise closed community of dealers whose honourable world was shattered by Bland. In The Island of the Lost Maps Harvey with great panache and humour conveys an intriguing subculture of map junkies. It is a sparkling story of artisans, villainy and riveting adventures into the unknown. ; Trade PB; 9.12 X 5.30 X 1.18 inches; 432 pages 
Price: 7.25 USD
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Recognition Criteria of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks on Aerial Photographs of Chichagof and Kruzof Islands Southwestern Alaska, Pomeroy, J. S.
2 Pomeroy, J. S. Recognition Criteria of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks on Aerial Photographs of Chichagof and Kruzof Islands Southwestern Alaska
Washington, D. C. U. S. Geological Survey 1964 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 
Unmarked, except for USGS stamps on title page. ; Book Description; Spine has staples. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with wear as noted. Ships Safe and Fast; U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin; Vol. 1043E; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87-109 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Recognition Criteria of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks on Aerial Photographs of Chichagof and Kruzof Islands Southwestern Alaska, Pomeroy, J.S.
3 Pomeroy, J.S. Recognition Criteria of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks on Aerial Photographs of Chichagof and Kruzof Islands Southwestern Alaska
Washington, D.. C. USGPO 1964 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has staples. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with wear as noted. Ships Safe and Fast; Geographical Survey Bulletin; Vol. 1043E; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87-109 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Photogeologic Procedures in Geologic Interpretation and Mapping  1-21, 12 figures., Ray, R. G.
4 Ray, R. G. Photogeologic Procedures in Geologic Interpretation and Mapping 1-21, 12 figures.
Washington, D. C. United States Government Printing Office 1956 First Edition Paperback Good+ 
Unmarked, except for previous owner's name stamp on front cover. Spine area shows fading. Probably nevr read. ; Book Description; Spine has staples. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with wear as noted. Ships Safe and Fast; U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin; Vol. 1043A; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 21 pages 
Price: 4.75 USD
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Photogeologic Procedures in Geologic Interpretation and Mapping 12 Figures., Ray, R. G.
5 Ray, R. G. Photogeologic Procedures in Geologic Interpretation and Mapping 12 Figures.
Washington, D. C. United States Government Printing Office 1956 First Edition Paperback Very Good- 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine has staples. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with wear as noted. Ships Safe and Fast; U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin; Vol. 1043A; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 21 pages 
Price: 7.00 USD
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Elements of Cartography, Robinson, Arthur Howard
6 Robinson, Arthur Howard Elements of Cartography
John Wiley & Sons - NY 1963 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Stamaps on front of book and blacked out name on inside front and back covers. Mild to minor bumping of covers. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 343 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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Longitude  The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Sobel, Dava
7 Sobel, Dava Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
New York Penguin Books 1996 0140258795 / 9780140258790 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Dava Sobel's Longitude tells the story of how 18th-century scientist and clockmaker William Harrison solved one of the most perplexing problems of history--determining east-west location at sea. This lush, colorfully illustrated edition adds lots of pictures to the story, giving readers a more satisfying sense of the times, the players, and the puzzle. This was no obscure, curious difficulty--without longitude, ships often found themselves so far off course that sailors would starve or die of scurvy before they could reach port. When a nationally-sponsored contest offered a hefty cash prize to the person who could develop a method to accurately determine longitude, the race was on. In the end, the battle of accuracy--and wills--fought between Harrison and arch-rival Maskelyne was ruthless and dramatic, worthy of a Hollywood feature film. Longitude's story is surprising and fascinating, offering a window into the past, before Global Positioning Satellites made it look easy. ; Mass Market PB; 7.40 X 4.40 X 0.60 inches; 192 pages 
Price: 3.96 USD
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Mapmakers The Story of the Great Pioneers in Cartography--From Antiquity to the Space Age, Wilford, John Noble
8 Wilford, John Noble Mapmakers The Story of the Great Pioneers in Cartography--From Antiquity to the Space Age
New York Alfred A Knopf 1981 0394461940 / 9780394461946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. Some fading on the spine. ; Book Description Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and without wear. A comprehensive history of cartography that traces the adventures, discoveries and feats of technical ingenuity by which man has succeeded in mapping the globe, moon and the planets. Photos. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.40 X 6.70 X 1.50 inches; 414 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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The Map That Changed the World  William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology, Winchester, Simon & Soun Vannithone
9 Winchester, Simon & Soun Vannithone The Map That Changed the World William Smith and the Birth of Modern Geology
New York Harper 2001 0060193611 / 9780060193614 Stated First Edition Paperback Very Good+ 
Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. In 1793 William Smith, a canal digger, made a startling discovery that was to turn the fledgling science of the history of the earth -- and a central plank of established Christian religion -- on its head. He noticed that the rocks he was excavating were arranged in layers; more important, he could see quite clearly that the fossils found in one layer were very different from those found in another. And out of that realization came an epiphany: that by following the fossils, one could trace layers of rocks as they dipped and rose and fell -- clear across Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. England and, indeed, clear across the world. Determined to publish his profoundly important discovery by creating a map that would display the hidden underside of England, he spent twenty years traveling the length and breadth of the kingdom by stagecoach and on foot, studying rock outcrops and fossils, piecing together the image of this unseen universe.; Trade PB; Color Illustrations; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.10 inches; 329 pages 
Price: 8.82 USD
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