Account of A Series of Observations, Made in the Summer of the Year 1825, for the Purpose of Determining the Difference of the Meridians of the Royal Observatories of Greenwich and Paris.

HERSCHEL, Sir John Frederick William.

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Description: (From the Philosophical Transactions). 4to, disbound. Numerous charts and graphs. London, 1826.

Comments: Presentation copy, "With the Author's best Compt" appearing at the top of the titlepage (the binders' knife has removed recipient's name). In July 1825, working with the geodesist Edward Sabine and aided by large parties of troops, Herschel collaborated with a group of French scientists to determine the longitudinal difference between the Greenwich and Paris observatories.

Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 18195


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