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Thrower, Norman J. W. (Norman Joseph William)

Overview
Works: 99 works in 310 publications in 3 languages and 8,998 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Maps  Reference works  Thematic maps  Physical maps  Statistical maps  Bibliography‡vCatalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: GA201, 526.09
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Most widely held works about Norman J. W Thrower
 
Most widely held works by Norman J. W Thrower
Maps & civilization : cartography in culture and society by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J.W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using animation and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human cultures have interpreted spatial relationships. The third edition of Maps and Civilization incorporates numerous revisions, features new material throughout the book, and includes a new bibliography."--Jacket
Maps & man; an examination of cartography in relation to culture and civilization by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Francis Drake and the famous voyage, 1577-1580 : essays commemorating the quadricentennial of Drake's circumnavigation of the earth by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A buccaneer's atlas : Basil Ringrose's South Sea waggoner : a sea atlas and sailing directions of the Pacific coast of the Americas, 1682 by Basil Ringrose( )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1680, a band of English buccaneers marched across the Isthmus of Darien from the Atlantic to the Pacific and, off Panama, captured several Spanish vessels, one of which they made their flagship. From this vessel they terrorized Spanish possessions on the west coast of the Americas. On July 29, 1681, they captured another Spanish ship, from which they obtained a derrotero, or book of charts and sailing directions. Their depredations over, the pirates sailed eastward around Cape Horn to the Caribbean, where they distributed their booty. When they arrived in England, the Spanish ambassador demanded that the buccaneers be brought to trial. The derrotero was ordered to be brought to King Charles II, who apparently appreciated its great intelligence value. The buccaneers were acquitted; as a result the English ambassador to Spain was expelled from Madrid." "The derrotero was subsequently translated, and one of the buccaneers, Basil Ringrose, added a text to the compilation and information to the Spanish charts. The resulting atlas, consisting of 106 pages of charts and 106 pages of text, is published in full for the first time in this volume. Covering the area from California to Tierra del Fuego, the Galapagos, and Juan Fernandez, Basil Ringrose's south sea waggoner is a rich source of geographical information, with observations on navigational, physical, biological, and cultural features as well as on ethnography, customs, and folklore." "After almost exactly three hundred years, this secret atlas is now made available to libraries and individuals. The editors have provided an extensive introduction on historical, geographical, and navigational aspects of the atlas, as well as annotations to the charts and text, and they have plotted the coverage of the charts on modern map bases."--Jacket
The Compleat plattmaker : essays on chart, map, and globe making in England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

18 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three voyages of Edmond Halley in the Paramore, 1698-1701 by Edmond Halley( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standing on the shoulders of giants : a longer view of Newton and Halley by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original survey and land subdivision; a comparative study of the form and effect of contrasting cadastral surveys by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terraqueous globe: the history of geography and cartography; papers read at a Clark Library seminar, April 27, 1968 by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chile-California mediterranean scrub atlas : a comparative analysis( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man's domain, a thematic atlas of the world : mapping man's relationship with his environment by General Drafting Company( )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man's domain; a thematic atlas of the world by General Drafting Company( )

10 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land use in the southwestern United States from Gemini and Apollo imagery by Norman J. W Thrower( )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man's domain, a thematic atlas of the world by General Drafting Company( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Population origin groups in rural Texas by Terry G Jordan-Bychkov( )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain James Cook & his voyages of discovery in the Pacific : an essay by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California population distribution in 1960 by Norman J. W Thrower( )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1966 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyprus, a landform study by Norman J. W Thrower( )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapas y civilización : historia de la cartografía en su contexto cultural y social by Norman J. W Thrower( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Spanish and Japanese and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

California population distribution in 1970 by Norman J. W Thrower( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A buccaneer's atlas : Basil Ringrose's South Sea waggoner : a sea atlas and sailing directions of the Pacific coast of the Americas, 1682
Alternative Names
Thrower, N. J. W.

Thrower, Norman J.

Thrower, Norman J. 1919-

Thrower Norman J. W.

Thrower, Norman J. W. 1919-

Thrower, Norman J. W. (Norman Joseph William)

Thrower, Norman Joseph William

Thrower, Norman Joseph William 1919-

スロワー, ノーマン J. W

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A buccaneer's atlas : Basil Ringrose's South Sea waggoner : a sea atlas and sailing directions of the Pacific coast of the Americas, 1682Standing on the shoulders of giants : a longer view of Newton and Halley