Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Line

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Aberration, 198n 11 (chap. 5)
Abu I-Fida, Isma’il Ibn Ali Imad ad-Din, 202n14
Ab urbe condita dating system (A.U.C.), 152
Académie des Sciences, xi, 11, 14, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 39, 42, 43, 45, 51, 54, 68, 69, 71, 75, 90, 194n23
Académie Française, 43, 194n23
Académie Royale des Sciences, Achille (ship), 59
Adams, J. C, and Universal Day, 106
Addington, Henry, 98
Admiralty, British, 141, 142, 146
charts, 112, 113
and date line, 144, 147–149
and WGS84, 111, 200nn3–5
Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in Southern Africa, The (Verne), 60–61
Afonso V (king), 181, 182, 206nn23–24
Africa. See also Meridian measurement activity, in Africa
Congo, discovery of, 182–184, 183, 206n27
Hanno, circumnavigation stories of, 168–174
map of northwest Africa, 83
Namibia, colonization of, 184–185
Phoenician circumnavigation stories, 167–168, 169
Portuguese trade, 178–180
Sao Tomé, discovery and settlement of, 181
Ahaz (King of Judah), and sundial, 200n1
Airy, Sir George Biddell, 57–100
and Astigmatism, 99
and Cambridge University, 98
and Greenwich Observatory, 99
knighthood, 100
poverty and education, 98
Alaska, date line change of 1867, 144
Alexander I, Czar, 59
Alexander VI, Pope, 201n2 (chap. 9)
Alexandria (Egypt), 59, 62, 191, 204n3 (chap. 1)
Allotte, Sophie, 60
Almagro, Diego de, 193n16
Amazon expeditions
of Godin des Odonais, Jean, 40
of La Condamine, Charles Marie de, 30, 35, 36–37
of Orellana, Francisco de, 30–35

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