Logotipo librería Marcial Pons
Zero degrees

Zero degrees
geographies of the prime meridian

  • ISBN: 9780674088818
  • Editorial: Harvard University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: Cambridge (MSS). Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 336
  • Idiomas: Inglés

Papel: Cartoné
32,75 €
Sin Stock. Envío en 3/4 semanas.

Resumen

Space and time on earth are regulated by the prime meridian, 0, which is, by convention, based at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. But the meridian's location in southeast London is not a simple legacy of Britain's imperial past. Before the nineteenth century, more than twenty-five different prime meridians were in use around the world, including Paris, Beijing, Greenwich, Washington, and the location traditional in Europe since Ptolemy, the Canary Islands. Charles Withers explains how the choice of Greenwich to mark 0 longitude solved complex problems of global measurement that had engaged geographers, astronomers, and mariners since ancient times.

Resumen

Utilizamos cookies propias y de terceros para mejorar nuestros servicios y facilitar la navegación. Si continúa navegando consideramos que acepta su uso.

aceptar más información