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

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An award-winning historian of science reveals the riveting and little-known story of a team of eighteenth-century European scientists that journeyed to South America to calculate the shape of the earth.
ebook, 376 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by Basic Books
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Chad Bullard
I am a Geologist and this is a historical book that a Geologist would enjoy. Unfortunately,there is not much material on this Geodetic Mission to the Equator. Thankfully we now have Larrie D. Ferreiro’s book that covers this expedition in detail and with a spirit that makes it a very good book to read. “Measure of the Earth, The Enlightenment Expedtion That Reshaped Our World” takes place in the period is just after the Baroque music period in Europe, a period that I am fascinated to know more a...more
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