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The measure of all things : the seven-year odyssey that transformed the world

Author: Ken Alder
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Amidst the fervour of the Revolution, two French scientists were sent on an expedition to measure the world and establish the metre, which was to be one ten-millionth the distance from pole to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: J B J Delambre; Pierre Méchain; Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande; Jean-Charles de Borda; Jean-Charles de Borda; J B J Delambre; Joseph Jérôme Le Français de Lalande; Pierre Méchain
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Alder
ISBN: 0316859893 9780316859899
OCLC Number: 123298108
Description: 466 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Ken Alder.

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The revolutionary adventures of two French scientists whose expedition to measure the shape of the world inaugurated the metric system.

 
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