Apr 03 2017

Zero Degrees

published by Jonathan Crowe
in blog The Map Room
original entryZero Degrees

books prime meridian surveying

Jon Wright reviews Charles W. J. Withers’s Zero Degrees: Geographies of the Prime Meridian (Harvard University Press, March 2017) for Geographical magazine. Zero Degrees is about the effort to establish a single, uniform prime meridian from among more than two dozen rival claims. As Wright writes, “Withers manages to turn what might have been an obscure, rather technical topic … Continue reading "Zero Degrees"