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

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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 to resolve one of mankind's oldest mysteries: the true shape of the Earth. In Measure of the Earth , award-winning science writer Larrie D. Ferreiro tells the full story of the Geodesic Mission to the Equator for the very first time. It ...

Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World 2017, Basic Books (AZ), New York

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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