Table of contents for Plotting the globe : stories of meridians, parallels, and the international date line / Avraham Ariel ; with editing contribution by Nora Ariel Berger.

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CONTENTS
		ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS	7
			INTRODUCTION 	9					
				PART 1: THE MERIDIANS		14
	CHAPTER 1 : THE LEMON OR ORANGE DEBATE	15
	CHAPTER 2 : MEASURING A MERIDIAN MARK I: 
 WHAT IS THE SHAPE OF THE EARTH?	24
 		NINE YEARS IN LA MITAD DEL MUNDO	25
 		THE VERY LONG WAY HOME	34
			ONE YEAR ON POLCIRKELN 	46
			AFRICA: 200 YEARS OF MERIDIAN MEASUREMENT	56
	CHAPTER 3 : MEASURING A MERIDIAN MARK II: HOW LONG IS ONE METER?	64
			THE PENDULUM INTERLUDE	65
			ONE TEN MILLIONTH OF A MERIDIAN QUADRANT?	70
				PART 2 : THE PRIME MERIDIAN	85
	CHAPTER 4 : FROM HIPPARCHUS TO PULKOVO 	86
	CHAPTER 5 : GREENWICH - THE ULTIMATE PRIME MERIDIAN 	94
	CHAPTER 6 : GREENWICH GOES INTERNATIONAL	106
	CHAPTER 7 : 1984 BEATS 1884 - THE GPS	115
	CHAPTER 8 : TIME AND TIDE WAIT FOR NO MAN, ESPECIALLY AT GREENWICH	121
				PART 3: THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE	136
	CHAPTER 9 : THE PARADOX: LOST BY MAGELLAN, FOUND BY FOGG	137
	CHAPTER 10 : THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE - TRUTH OR MYTH?	148
	CHAPTER 11 : THE INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE AND THE MILLENNIUM	157
				PART 4: THE EQUATOR	166
	CHAPTER 12 : CROSSING THE LINE	167
	CHAPTER 13 : WHO DID IT FIRST?	171
				END OF STORY 	196
				REFERENCES	200
				INTERNET SITES	208
				CREDITS AND ILLUSTRATIONS	210
				INDEX	216

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Meridians (Geodesy).
Prime Meridian.
International Date Line.