The Shape of the World (1991)

Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Chronicling the "great trigonometrical survey" of 19th-century India by William Lambton and George Everest, and how it enabled Britain to build roads and railways. Also: how teachers helped measure the Himalayas. Patrick Stewart narrates.

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architecture, engineering, France, science