Unformatted text preview: however, that the shocking sensation produced by touching the torpedo is caused by electricity. See also 1680 bio. _ Earth science Measure de la terre (“measure of the Earth”) by Jean Picard includes his determination of the length of a meridian of latitude, the most accurate figure since the ancient Greeks and very close to today’s accepted values. See also 1670 ear; 1792 ear. X Food & agriculture A fire destroys a large part of the library at the Spanish palace and monastery El Escorial, taking with it the original drawings of native American plants compiled in the 1570s by Francisco Hernandez [b. near Toledo, Spain, c. 1517, d. Madrid, 1587] and Aztec artists and draftsmen. Copies of the drawings, but not of the notes in the Aztec language, were first published in 1635. See also 1552 food....
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