Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016
By Kadri

Solar System Maps: From Antiquity to the Space Age by Nick Kanas

Maps give us information about where we are, and a way to see the relative distance between places, etc. So do the maps of our Solar System.

This book tells us about the Solar system and the objects therein through maps and provides a lot of background information about the map, the worldview that it presents, how that worldview changed (or didn't) and what other kinds of information you might find on it if you know where and how to look - who is holding a world system or how it's positioned, what other symbols are used etc.

Although the book focuses on the maps of the solar system, the reader gains a lot of insight to how our knowledge of the solar system has changed, who have been the force to change one idea for another one, and also tells what we know about the Solar system at the present time.

The book is also visually awesome and a great treat for anyone who loves to study maps.

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