# Portraits of the Earth: A Mathematician Looks at Maps

### About this Title

**Timothy G. Feeman**, *Villanova University, Villanova, PA*

Publication: Mathematical World

Publication Year
2002: Volume 18

ISBNs: 978-0-8218-3255-4 (print); 978-1-4704-1193-0 (online)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/mawrld/018

MathSciNet review: MR1932599

MSC: Primary 86A30; Secondary 51P05

### Table of Contents

**Front/Back Matter**

**Chapters**

- Chapter 1. Geodesyâ€”measuring the earth
- Chapter 2. Map projections
- Chapter 3. Scale factors
- Chapter 4. Distances and shortest paths on the sphere
- Chapter 5. Angles, triangles, and area on a sphere
- Chapter 6. Curvature of surfaces
- Chapter 7. Classical projections
- Chapter 8. Equal-area maps
- Chapter 9. Conformal maps
- Chapter 10. Analysis of map distortion
- Chapter 11. Oblique perspectives
- Chapter 12. Other worlds: Maps of surfaces of revolution
- Appendix A. Aspects of thematic cartography: Symbolization, data classification, and thematic maps
- Appendix B. Laboratory projects
- Appendix C. Portraits of the earth: How the maps in this book were produced