Meridiana: The adventures of three Englishmen and three Russians in South Africa


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(4.2 stars; 23 reviews)

Three Englishmen and Three Russians travel across the width of South Africa to measure a meridian. The outbreak of the Crimean War makes the Russians enemy agents in an English colony. Summary by Kim. (5 hr 28 min)

Chapters

Ch 1 - On the Banks of the Orange River 18:09 Read by Ryan
Ch 2 - Official Presentations 12:05 Read by Ryan
Ch 3 - The Land Journey 14:56 Read by BettyB
Ch 4 - A Few Words About the "Metre" 14:27 Read by Mike Pelton
Ch 5 - A Hottentot Village 15:15 Read by Mike Pelton
Ch 6 - Better Acquaintances 15:28 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Ch 7 - The Base of the Triangle 16:03 Read by Mike Pelton
Ch 8 - The Twenty-fourth Meridian 9:03 Read by Gillian Hendrie
Ch 9 - The Kraal 19:07 Read by Mike Pelton
Ch 10 - The Rapid 10:07 Read by Wayne Anderson
Ch 11 - A Missing Companion 12:22 Read by ToddHW
Ch 12- A Station to Sir John's Liking 13:15 Read by ToddHW
Ch 13 - Pacification by Fire 10:09 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Ch 14 - A Declaration of War 9:48 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Ch 15 - A Geometric Progression 13:19 Read by GentleJim
Ch 16 - Danger in Disguise 15:00 Read by timli
Ch 17 - An Unexpected Blight 14:26 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Ch 18 - The Desert 20:32 Read by timli
Ch 19 - Science Undaunted 10:33 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Ch 20 - Standing a Seige 12:16 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Ch 21 - Suspense 12:00 Read by Joseph DeNoia
Ch 22 - Hide and Seek 28:20 Read by timli
Ch 23 - Homeward Bound 11:46 Read by BettyB

Reviews


(4 stars)

Quite a lot of mathematical science as we follow 6 science savants and their entourage into the wilds of South Africa to measure one of the earth’s meridians. I still don’t understand what that means, but it is an interesting adventure story that creates strong bonds of friendship between valiant men who find out that their countries may be at war with one another while they are in the wilds battling many hardships as they come up with their history-making calculations. Excellent group of readers for LibriVox.org