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Nicolas-Louis de La Caille, Astronomer and Geodesist


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Introduction 1: Early Life 2: The Cape 3: The Shape of the Earth 4: Notes about the Cape 5: Later Years 6: Paradox Resolved

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Ian Glass is an Astronomer at the South African Astronomical Observatory, and Adjunct Professor at James Cook University. His previous books include Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astrophysicists, Victorian Telescope Makers: The Lives and Letters of Thomas and Howard Grubb, and Proxima: The Nearest Star (Other than the Sun).


`An excellent book that is well worth buying and reading.' Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 2013

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