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Walking zero : discovering cosmic space and time along the Prime Meridian

Author: Chet Raymo
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co. : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chet Raymo use the prime meridian-- the line of zero longitude and the standard for all the world's maps and clocks-- to reconstruct the story of humankind's intellectual journey from a cosmos not much larger than ourselves to the universe of the galaxies and geologic eons."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Raymo, Chet.
Walking zero.
New York : Walker & Co. : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2006
(OCoLC)989012412
Named Person: Chet Raymo; Chet Raymo
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Chet Raymo
ISBN: 0802714943 9780802714947
OCLC Number: 68105629
Description: xiii, 194 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Mapping the earth --
The Earth in space --
Antiquity of the Earth --
Antiquity of man --
Cosmic time --
Cosmic space.
Responsibility: Chet Raymo.
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"Chet Raymo use the prime meridian-- the line of zero longitude and the standard for all the world's maps and clocks-- to reconstruct the story of humankind's intellectual journey from a cosmos not much larger than ourselves to the universe of the galaxies and geologic eons."--Jacket.

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