Film, Video Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story
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- Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story
- Ricardo V. Luna holds a conversation with Larrie D. Ferreiro, whose latest book describes an 18th-century scientific expedition to the equator to determine the true shape of the Earth. Ferreiro's new book tells the story of a 10-year scientific expedition to the equator to resolve the mystery surrounding the shape of the Earth. It was known that the Earth was not a perfect sphere, but scientists did not know if it was elongated or flattened at the poles. As a Washington Post book review asked, did the planet look like an egg standing upright in its carton or like an exercise ball when someone sat on it?
- Library of Congress
- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
Created / Published
- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2011-10-25.
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Science, Technology
- - Classification: General Works.
- - Classification: Geography, Anthropology, Recreation.
- - Classification: Science.
- - Larrie D. Ferreiro, Ricardo V. Luna.
- - Recorded on 2011-10-25.
- - Kids, Families.
- - Researchers.
- - Teachers.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-25, 2011. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688757/.
APA citation style:
Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2011) Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-25. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688757/.
MLA citation style:
Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Expedition to the Equator: A Scientific Adventure Story. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -10-25, 2011. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688757/>.