Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World

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Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World - Ferreiro, Larrie D

In the early eighteenth century, European thinkers were torn between Descartes notion that the earth was spherical and Newtons contention that it was flattened at the poles. Eager to reap the great military and imperial advantages of knowing the earths exact shape, France and Spain sent an expedition of scientists and naval officers to colonial ... Read More

Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World 2013, Basic Books (AZ)

ISBN-13: 9780465063819

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Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World 2011, Basic Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9780465017232

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