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

Published
  • Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger Publishers c2006
Physical description
xii, 235 p. : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
  • 0275988953 (alk. paper)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-216) and index.
Contents
  • I. The meridians. The lemon and orange debate -- Measuring a meridian mark 1 : What is the shape of the earth? -- Measuring a meridian mark 2 : How long is one meter? -- II. The prime meridian. From Hipparchus to Pulkovo -- Greenwich - the ultimate prime meridian -- Greenwich goes international -- 1984 beats 1884 - GPS -- Time and tide wait for no man, especially at Greenwich -- III. 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 -- IV. The equator. Crossing the line -- Who did it first? -- End of story.
Other names
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

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University of Birmingham Libraries: Research Reserve [RR], Available on request QB207
British Library: Humanities and Social Sciences, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2007.a.6798
British Library: Document Supply Services m06/.17799
British Library Online location Table of contents
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: South Front, Floor 4 344:4.c.200.1
University of Leeds Library: Edward Boyle Library, level 11 Geography C-0.5 ARI
Science Museum Library Online location Table of contents
Science Museum Library: Science Museum Library, Wroughton 528:93 ARIEL

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