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Zero Degrees: Geographies of the Prime Meridian

Zero Degrees: Geographies of the Prime Meridian

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Charles Withers explains how the choice of Greenwich to mark 0° longitude solved problems of global measurement that had engaged geographers, astronomers, and mariners since ancient times. This history is a testament to the power of maps, the challenges of global measurement, and the role of scientific authority in creating the modern world. + Read more - Show less