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Measuring the Earth

  • James Lequeux
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 421)

Abstract

Biot and Arago’s triangulation in Spain. Bibliothèque de l’Observatoire de Paris

Keywords

Global Position System Eighteenth Century Balearic Island Philosophical Transaction Paris Observatory 
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References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Lequeux
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  1. 1.Paris ObservatoryParisFrance

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