The Scientific Expedition of Jean Richer to Cayenne (1672-1673)

@article{Olmsted1942TheSE,
  title={The Scientific Expedition of Jean Richer to Cayenne (1672-1673)},
  author={John W. Olmsted},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1942},
  volume={34},
  pages={117 - 128}
}
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