Alexander Ross Clarke

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Clarke, Alexander Ross


Born Dec. 16, 1828, in Reading; died Feb. 11, 1914, in Reigate. English geodesist.

Clarke is known for his determination of the dimensions of the terrestrial ellipsoid in 1866 and 1880. The ellipsoid calculated in 1866 was accepted in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The use of both earth ellipsoids derived by Clarke is not well founded, since their dimensions are not supported by modern investigations.


Comparisons of the Standards of Length of England, France, Belgium, Prussia, Russia, India, Australia, . . . . London, 1866.
In Russian translation:
Geodeziia. St. Petersburg, 1890.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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- Paul Alexander Clarke, 53, of Treharris Street, Roath, Cardiff, was jailed for a day in lieu of a pounds 25 fine after he admitted using threatening, insulting or abusive words or behaviour.
Jailing Edmund Alexander Clarke, 39, at Belfast Crown Court, Judge McReynolds described extortion as a "cancer in our society".
An inquest jury, earlier this month, returned a verdict of accidental death on Alexander Clarke, who was born at the Wordsley Hospital in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in February last year, but died just over six weeks later at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
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Drawing on both primary and secondary historical accounts, Hay invites readers to journey into the fragile, everyday 19th- and early 20th-century world of Alexander Clarke, Joseph Howe Brownell and others.
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Alexander Clarke died six weeks and one day after he was delivered by consultant obstetrician Eric Watson at Wordsley Hospital in Stourbridge on February 11 last year.
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Alexander Clarke with his parents; Consultant Eric Watson arrives at Birmingham Coroner's Court yesterday