Main Zero Degrees: Geographies of the Prime Meridian

Zero Degrees: Geographies of the Prime Meridian

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Charles Withers explains how the choice of Greenwich to mark 0° longitude solved problems of global measurement that had engaged geographers, astronomers, and mariners since ancient times. This history is a testament to the power of maps, the challenges of global measurement, and the role of scientific authority in creating the modern world.
Request Code : ZLIBIO3185268
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Year:
2017
Edition:
Illustrated
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Language:
English
Pages:
336
ISBN 10:
2016040039
ISBN 13:
9780674978935
ISBN:
9780674088818,9780674978959,9780674978942,9780674978935,2016040039

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