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Author Murdin, Paul.
Title Full meridian of glory : perilous adventures in the competition to measure the Earth / Paul Murdin.
Imprint New York ; London : Copernicus Books/Springer, 2009.

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Author Murdin, Paul.
Subject Observatoire de Paris -- History.
Meridians (Geodesy) -- France.
Geodesy -- France -- History.
Longitude -- France -- Paris.
Geodesy -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 187 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-171) and index.
Summary The 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.
Contents The Incroyable Pique-nique and the Meridienne Verte -- The Size of France -- Shape of the Earth -- The Meridian and the Sun -- The Revolution and the Meter -- The Paris Meridian in the Napoleonic Wars -- Past its Prime -- The Greenwich and Paris Meridians in the Space Age -- On the Trail of The Da Vinci Code -- Walking the Line: the Arago Memorial.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780387755342
0387755349
9780387755335 (hbk.)
0387755330 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786611950064
OCLC # 314175913
Additional Format Print version: Murdin, Paul. Full meridian of glory. New York ; London : Copernicus Books/Springer, 2009 9780387755335 0387755330 (DLC) 2008939455 (OCoLC)233934223


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