Measure of the Earth : the enlightenment expedition that reshaped our world / Larrie D. Ferreiro.

"In the early eighteenth century, at the peak of the Enlightenment, an unlikely team of European scientists and naval officers set out on the world's first international, cooperative scientific expedition. Intent on making precise astronomical measurements at the Equator, they were poised...

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Main Author: Ferreiro, Larrie D.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Basic Books, ©2011.
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