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Nicolas-Louis De La Caille, astronomer and geodesist / I.S. Glass.

Author/creator Glass, I. S. (Ian S.)
Format Electronic and Book
EditionFirst edition.
Publication InfoOxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Description194 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Contents Early life -- The Cape -- The shape of the earth -- Notes about the Cape -- Later years -- Paradox resolved.
Summary This is a comprehensive biography of one of the greatest and most careful observational astronomers of all time. Nicolas-Louis De La Caille mapped the southern sky and named many of the constellations. In addition, he contributed to geodesy, navigation, and celestial mechanics.-- Source other than Library of Congress.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 179-184) and index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2012946417
ISBN9780199668403 (hbk.)
ISBN019966840X (hbk.)
Standard identifier# 60001729019

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