Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 July 2012

264 Pages | 10 bw

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199744046

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On the Edge

Mapping North America's Coasts

Roger McCoy

  • Tells the captivating--and often harrowing--story of the 400 year effort to map North America's Coasts
  • Includes a set of maps, all drawn to the same projection, that show the progress of mapping the coasts of North America
  • Contains information on sailing, the life of a sailor, and the importance of maps and narratives to exploration
  • Based on the narratives of mariners who sought a passage through the continent to Asia and produced maps as a byproduct of their journeys

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