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The Resource Measuring the new world : enlightenment science and South America, Neil Safier

Measuring the new world : enlightenment science and South America, Neil Safier

Label
Measuring the new world : enlightenment science and South America
Title
Measuring the new world
Title remainder
enlightenment science and South America
Statement of responsibility
Neil Safier
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prior to 1735, South America was largely terra incognita to many Europeans. But that year, the Paris Academy of Sciences sent a joint French and Spanish mission to the Spanish American province of Quito (in present-day Ecuador) to study the curvature of the Earth at the Equator--an expedition that would put South America on the map and in the minds of Europeans for centuries to come. Equipped with quadrants and telescopes, the mission's participants referred to the transfer of scientific knowledge from Europe to the Andes as a "sacred fire" passing mysteriously through European astronomical ins
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Safier, Neil
Dewey number
509/.033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q115
LC item number
.S236 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mission géodésique (France)
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Ecuador
  • Amazon River Region
  • Science
  • Communication in science
  • South America
  • Mission géodésique (France)
  • SCIENCE
  • Communication in science
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Discovery and exploration, French
  • Historical geography
  • Science
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Amazon River Region
  • Ecuador
  • Ecuador
  • Europe
  • South America
Label
Measuring the new world : enlightenment science and South America, Neil Safier
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-371) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ruined pyramids of Yaruquí -- An enlightened Amazon, with fables and a fold-out map -- Armchair explorers -- Correcting Quito -- A nation defamed and defended -- Incas in the king's garden -- The golden monkey and the monkey-worm
Control code
309877290
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 387 pages, 20 pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226733562
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611966386
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
196638
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)309877290
Label
Measuring the new world : enlightenment science and South America, Neil Safier
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-371) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The ruined pyramids of Yaruquí -- An enlightened Amazon, with fables and a fold-out map -- Armchair explorers -- Correcting Quito -- A nation defamed and defended -- Incas in the king's garden -- The golden monkey and the monkey-worm
Control code
309877290
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 387 pages, 20 pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226733562
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611966386
Other physical details
illustrations, maps (some color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
196638
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)309877290

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