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Flat Earth

The History of an Infamous Idea

Flat Earth( )
Author: Garwood, Christine
ISBN:978-1-4299-8694-6
Publication Date:Aug 2008
Publisher:St. Martin's Press
Imprint:Thomas Dunne Books
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

Contrary to popular belief fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the earth was round. The idea of a spherical world had been widely accepted in educated circles from as early as the fourth century b.c. Yet, bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more rational nineteenth century that the notion of a ?at earth really took hold. Even more bizarrely, it persists to this day, despite Apollo missions and widely publicized...
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