TitleFull meridian of glory : perilous adventures in the competition to measure the Earth
Author(s)Paul Murdin
PublicationNew York, Copernicus Books/Springer, 2009.
Description1 online resource (xviii, 187 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Abstract NoteThe Paris Meridian is the name of the line running north-south through the astronomical observatory in Paris. The French government financed the Paris Academy of Sciences to determine and measure this line in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. It employed both astronomers and geodesists. This book discusses about what they did and why
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (p. 169-171) and index
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. GEODESY 4. LONGITUDE 5. Meridians (Geodesy) 6. SCIENCE 7. TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
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