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'O! How glad I am I have no pendulum': in pursuit of the figure of the earth

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This paper explores the British pursuit of the figure of the Earth in the period following the Napoleonic wars. The Board of Longitude played a key role in negotiating relations between the state and individual men of science in 1820s London. The paper will also examine the nature of precision measurement and data comparison in this critical moment of reform in the sciences.

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