Larrie Ferreiro con Libros Measure Of The Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World Gratis

In the 18th century, Europe's scientific community was torn between two opposing theories: Descartes' argument that the Earth was spherical, and Newton's contention that it was flattened at the poles. Recognizing that the answer was the key to securely navigating the earth's oceans, France and Spain organized a joint expedition to colonial Peru. Their goal was to measure a degree of latitude at the Equator by comparing this measurement to one taken back in Europe, they would be able to determine the planet's shape and put an end to the debate. But what seemed a straightforward scientific exercise was almost immediately marred by a series of unforeseen catastrophes: treacherous terrain, deeply suspicious locals, and the voyagers' own hubris. A thrilling tale of adventure, political history, and scientific discovery, Larrie D. Ferreiro's Measure of the Earth recounts the greatest scientific exhibition of the Enlightenment through the eyes of the men who completed it,pioneers who overcame tremendous adversity to traverse the towering Andes Mountains and discern the Earth's true shape.

15.06.2019

  • Título Del Ebooks: Measure Of The Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World
  • Los autores: Larrie Ferreiro
  • Editor: Basic Books
  • Fecha de lanzamiento: 17.04.2019
  • Género: Ciencias, tecnología y medicina
  • ISBN: 0465063810
  • El Tamaño De Archivo: 1.20MB
  • Hoja de: 376
  • Idioma del Ebooks: Español
  • Formato de Ebooks : PDF, EPUB