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Zero Degrees: Geographies of the Prime Meridian
by Charles W. J. Withers
Harvard University Press, 2017
Cloth: 978-0-674-08881-8 | eISBN: 978-0-674-97893-5
Library of Congress Classification QB224.W58 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 527.2

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Charles Withers explains how the choice of Greenwich to mark 0° longitude solved problems of global measurement that had engaged geographers, astronomers, and mariners since ancient times. This history is a testament to the power of maps, the challenges of global measurement, and the role of scientific authority in creating the modern world.

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