Larrie D. Ferreiro - Measure Of The Earth

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 7:00pm
The eighteenth century saw heated disputes about the planet’s shape, with Newton arguing that Earth was flattened at the poles, while French scientists thought it was elongated. A joint French-Spanish expedition to Peru from 1735 to 1739 settled the question, and Ferreiro’s account brings the period’s theories, discoveries, and adventures vividly to life.
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