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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

While the French Revolution raged around them, the Royal Academy of Sciences had a plan - to measure the circumference of the world and they knew just the two scientists (astronomers also known as ... Read full review

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User Review  - KR2 - LibraryThing

I have always believed in the paradox of formal systems. The accuracy of any measurement can only go so far no matter how perfect we think the system is. With the latest news of the deteriorating ... Read full review

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

When is an error not an error? Read this book, and find out. Half history, half adventure, the tale of two men who brave weather, disease, and the French Revolution in an attempt to determine the correct size of the Earth. Great reading. Read full review

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User Review  - BoundTogetherForGood - LibraryThing

The subject is a heavy one but I still plugged away and found it pretty interesting. Read full review


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