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The World of Gerard Mercator: The Mapmaker Who Revolutionised Geography

Biography / Memoir

By: Andrew Taylor

291 pages, Illus

Fourth Estate

Paperback | Nov 2005 | #153161 | ISBN: 0007100817
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Hardback | Dec 2004 | #147694 | ISBN: 0007100809
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Chronicles both the story of a great astronomer and mathematician, who was condemned to death as a heretic, and the history of that most fascinating conjunction of science and art: the drawing of maps.

Praise for God's Fugitive: 'Compelling' Observer 'A wonderful tale' Spectator 'A marvellous book by an author who writes vividly, with wit and a sharp eye for detail' Lit. Review 'Admirable' Jan Morris, Independent

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Andrew Taylor spent five years as a reporter and news editor in Dubai, contributing articles to The Times, Spectator and Sunday Telegraph. His last book , God's Fugitive (HarperCollins 1999) was highly-acclaimed.

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