Circumference: Eratosthenes and the Ancient Quest to Measure the Globe

By: Nicastro, Nicholas

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No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing.-------- Forget the myth of Columbus' daring in imagining a round earth. Nicastro not only traces the conception of a spherical world back more than a millennium before the seafarer set sail but also recounts in fascinating detail how the ancient Greek geometer Eratosthenes measured that sphere with astonishing accuracy. [Booklost]

Title: Circumference: Eratosthenes and the Ancient Quest to Measure the Globe

Author Name: Nicastro, Nicholas

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 0312372477

ISBN Number 13: 9780312372477

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011027

Keywords: Scientific Measurement; Mathematics History; Geography,