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By: Ken Alder
466 pages, B/w illus
The story of two French scientists, Jean Baptiste-Joseph Delambre and Pierre-Francois-Andre Mechain, who were commissioned in 1792 to survey a path from Dunkirk to Barcelona, starting at opposite ends, as part of the creation of the metric system.
The revolutionary adventures of two French scientists whose expedition to measure the shape of the world inaugurated the metric system.
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