Shop now Shop now Shop now Up to 70% off Fashion Shop All Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Learn More Amazon Pantry Food & Drink Beauty Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen with Prime Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars3
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Format: HardcoverChange
Price:£17.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 25 April 2013
If you enjoy a scientific and factual ripping yarn this could be the book for you. The book centers on one of the key scientific questions of the 'Enlightenment' and takes the reader through the entire event sequence. The shape of the Earth was an important question and this book takes us on an exciting and informative journey from the forming of the question in the minds of Descartes and Newton to the final conclusion of the mission and even the circumstances of the deaths of the participants in old age. On a personal note; I live near Novelda and the birth place of Jorge Juan, one of the Spanish contingent. I have visited the house he was born in and seen his statue in the centre of Novelda. This book has answered many questions I had about the man himself.
If you like factual books, this is worth your consideration. I read it from cover to cover and enjoyed every page.
0Comment1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 19 December 2014
Lasting memory of this book is just how long the journeys and surveys took. I think, in modern times, we are so used to most things being done quickly, it takes you back to realise that people would be prepared to spend so much of their lives so far from home and family. The sheer sense of perseverance is quite staggering.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 July 2014
Have reviewed. Brilliant.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.