Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Measuring The Earth

A new book about a 10 year project to measure the size of the earth using triangulation on peaks in the Andes.

“In 1735, a team of about 20 French and Spanish scientists and other crew departed on a most unlikely quest: to sail halfway around the world to determine the true shape of the Earth by measuring the vast distances between mountaintops in modern-day Ecuador.”
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The Andes Mountains

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