“Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth reconsidered”

@article{Dutka1993EratosthenesMO,
  title={“Eratosthenes' measurement of the earth reconsidered”},
  author={Jacques Dutka},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={46},
  pages={55-66}
}
  • Jacques Dutka
  • Published 1993
  • Geography
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Etudes des methodes d'arpentage dans l'ancienne Egypte et d'astronomie dans la Grece antique avec notamment la mesure de la circonference de la Terre par Eratosthene et son desir d'etablir une carte du monde habite 
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