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Nicolas-Louis De La Caille : astronomer and geodesist

Author: Ian S Glass
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, cop. 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first comprehensive biography of one of the greatest and most careful observational astronomers of all time. He mapped the southern sky and named many of the constellations. In addition,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: [Biographies]
Named Person: Nicolas-Louis de La Caille; Nicolas-Louis de La Caille
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian S Glass
ISBN: 9780199668403 019966840X
OCLC Number: 835954662
Description: 1 vol. (194 p.) : ill., couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm
Contents: Early life ; The Cape ; The shape of the earth ; Notes about the Cape ; Later years ; Paradox resolved.
Responsibility: I.S. Glass, ...
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well-researched biography ... Highly recommended. * D.E. Hogg, CHOICE * This is an excellent and detailed book, not only dealing with a great astronomer, but exploring the less-well-known world of Read more...

 
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