De Maupertuis The degree measurements by de Maupertuis in the Tornionlaakso Valley 1736-1737
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Main page

1. The shape pf the earth
The enlightenment
The theory
The results
Later research

2. The expedition
The measuring instruments
The measurements
The measurement sites

3. Life by the river

The Lapps
Observations on nature
Religious life

4. Personal gallery
Alexis Clairaut
Réginald Outhier
Anders Celsius
Anders Hellant
The Planström daughters

5. References


Information on the site

Text: Irene Piippola, the Provincial Library of Lapland, Rovaniemi
Tapani Takalo, Municipal library, Pello

Lay-out and technical execution of pages: Sanna Säynäjäkangas

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This site is part of the project 'Visitors to Lapland - Northern Culture in Pictures'. It is a joint project of the Provincial Library of Lapland, the Municipal library of Pello, the Town library of Tornio, The Provincial Museum of Lapland, The Gold Prospector Museum, the Provincial Museum of Tornio, the University of Lapland and the Arctic Centre. The aim of the project is to create a multimedia data bank on northern cultural materials..

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