Book ID: CBB000102624

The Measure of the World: A Novel (2001)


Guedj, Denis (Author)

University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 2001
Edition Details: Translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Physical Details: xi + 299 pp., illus.
Language: English

Description Fictional recreation of the measurement of the meridian by astronomers in order to establish the meter at the request of the French Revolutionary government. Translated from the French: Le mètre du monde.

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Review Pyenson, Lewis (2003) Review of "The Measure of the World: A Novel". Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences (p. 127). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Martin, Jean-Pierre
Boistel, Guy
Fauque, Danielle M. E.
Lambert, Johann Heinrich
DiLaura, David L
Michéa, Hubert
Histoire & Mesure
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Journal of Dialectics of Nature
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Atti e Memorie, Rivista di Storia della Farmacia
Presses Universitaires de Rennes
Free Press
Longitude and latitude
Science and literature
Travel; exploration
Bouguer, Pierre
Lambert, Johann Heinrich
Frézier, Amédée François
Delambre, Jean Baptiste Joseph
Méchain, Pierre
Poincaré, Jules Henri
Time Periods
18th century
17th century
19th century
20th century, early
Paris (France)
South America
Observatoire de Paris
Royal Society of London
Académie des Sciences, Paris
Royal Observatory Greenwich
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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