On May 12th 1706 an eclipse passed across Europe from Morocco to Siberia - and Dutch cartographer Johann Homann and astronomer Johann Doppelmayr created Europa Eclipsatae, a groundbreaking map with dotted lines showing the path of the umbra, and a list of the times of totality in various cities.
Tracking the journey of the ideas of Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy through seven cities and over a thousand years from sixth century Alexandria to the printing presses of Venice, this is a vivid and evocative work of history with a wonderful cast of characters. Hardback,...
This brilliant notebook is also a passport to our satellite, with maps and a detailed passport information page. 64 lined page notebook with a card cover.Measures 12.5 x 9cm.
This eye-opening and stunningly illustrated book uses maps to show how geography shapes the history of the world - from the way that choices of world leaders are influenced by mountains and rivers, to why geography means that history is always repeating itself. An abridged...
Puzzle your way around Britain with hundreds of puzzles, conundrums, brainteasers, anagrams, code-breakers and navigational tests. Based on forty regional maps, and with four levels of difficulty so that all the family can play along, this is a celebration of Britain's diversity, history and landscapes....