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    The Measure of the World (“La Méridienne” in its original French) is a great book by Denis Guedj (a mathematician) about the adventures of Méchain and Delambre.

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/397631.The_Measure_of_the_World

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      Thanks for this tip, it looks fascinating.