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Plotting the globe : stories of meridians, parallels, and the international date line

Author: Avraham Ariel; Nora Ariel Berger
Publisher: Westport, CT : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Explorations in world maritime history
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of stories and myths about geography, navigation, and geodesy - the science that deals with the Earth's figure and the interrelationship of selected points on its surface - that reaches  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Avraham Ariel; Nora Ariel Berger
ISBN: 0275988953 9780275988951
OCLC Number: 1014084190
Description: xii, 235 pages : illustrations.
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction The Meridians The Lemon or Orange Debate Measuring a Meridian Mark I: What is the Shape of the Earth? Measuring a Meridian Mark II: How Long is One Meter? The Prime Meridian From Hipparchus to Pulkovo Greenwich - The Ultimate Prime Meridian Greenwich Goes International 1984 Beats 1884 - The GPS Time and Tide Wait for No Man, Especially at Greenwich The International Date Line The Paradox: Lost by Magellan, Found by Fogg The International Date Line: Truth or Myth? The International Date Line and the Millennium The Equator Crossing the Line Who Did it First? End of Story References Internet Sites Credits and Illustrations Index
Series Title: Explorations in world maritime history
Responsibility: Avraham Ariel, Nora Ariel Berger.

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