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Latitude : The Astonishing Adventure that Shaped the World

Latitude : The Astonishing Adventure that Shaped the World

Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
SKU: 9780241478356
R 350,00
Told for the very first time, this is the story of the adventure that shaped the world - PRE-ORDER NOW. By knowing the shape of our earth we can create maps, survive the oceans, follow rivers, navigate the skies, and travel across the globe. This is the story of our world, of how we discovered what no one thought possible - the shape of the earth. A thrilling and page-turning account of the first major expedition by data gatherers and qualified observers to interior Peru, to discover the shap
Told for the very first time, this is the story of the adventure that shaped the world - PRE-ORDER NOW. By knowing the shape of our earth we can create maps, survive the oceans, follow rivers, navigate the skies, and travel across the globe. This is the story of our world, of how we discovered what no one thought possible - the shape of the earth. A thrilling and page-turning account of the first major expedition by data gatherers and qualified observers to interior Peru, to discover the shape and magnitude of the earth. Until humanity discovered this it would be impossible to produce accurate maps and sea charts, without which thousands of lives would be lost, and exact locations of cities, roads and rivers would never be known. This fascinating and dramatic story weaves scientific rigour, egos, funding crises and betrayal with sea voyages, jungles and volcanoes.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780241478356
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Nick Crane
Publication Date 2021-05-27
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 192
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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Told for the very first time, this is the story of the adventure that shaped the world - PRE-ORDER NOW. By knowing the shape of our earth we can create maps, survive the oceans, follow rivers, navigate the skies, and travel across the globe. This is the story of our world, of how we discovered what no one thought possible - the shape of the earth. A thrilling and page-turning account of the first major expedition by data gatherers and qualified observers to interior Peru, to discover the shape and magnitude of the earth. Until humanity discovered this it would be impossible to produce accurate maps and sea charts, without which thousands of lives would be lost, and exact locations of cities, roads and rivers would never be known. This fascinating and dramatic story weaves scientific rigour, egos, funding crises and betrayal with sea voyages, jungles and volcanoes.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9780241478356
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Contributor By (author) Nick Crane
Publication Date 2021-05-27
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 192
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 135 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 500
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