Longitude

  • Publsiher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 05 July 2010
  • ISBN : 0802779433
  • Page : 208 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 5 voters

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Book Excerpt : The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of one man's forty-year obsession to find a solution to the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--"the longitude problem." Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution-a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a new window on our world.

Longitude

Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Relase: 2010-07-05
ISBN: 0802779433
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Longitude

Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Relase: 2011-04-28
ISBN: 9780007382002
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Longitude

Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Relase: 2007-02-01
ISBN: 9780007241835
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Determination of the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Paris 1913 1914

Determination of the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Paris  1913 1914
Author: United States Naval Observatory
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1916
ISBN: UOM:39015080004115
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Wireless Longitude

Wireless Longitude
Author: George Durno Cowie,U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey,Engelhardt August Eckhardt
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1924
ISBN: UIUC:30112046985278
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A Practical Method for Finding the Longitude and Latitude of a Ship at Sea by Observations of the Moon

A Practical Method for Finding the Longitude and Latitude of a Ship at Sea  by Observations of the Moon
Author: Robert Waddington
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1763
ISBN: UOM:39015077739558
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World Longitude Determinations

World Longitude Determinations
Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey,Clarence Herbert Swick
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1931
ISBN: PSU:000071906973
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The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land

The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land
Author: Andrew Mackay
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1793
ISBN: OXFORD:N11734176
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A Supplement to the Treatise for Finding the Longitude

A Supplement to the Treatise for Finding the Longitude
Author: Robert Waddington
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1764
ISBN: OXFORD:N11690698
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World Longitude Operation of 1926

World Longitude Operation of 1926
Author: United States Naval Observatory,Frank Bowers Littell,John Churchill Hammond,Chester Burleigh Watts,Paul Sollenberger
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1929
ISBN: UOM:39015086593343
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The Telegraphic Longitude Net of the United States and Its Connection with that of Europe 1866 1896

The Telegraphic Longitude Net of the United States and Its Connection with that of Europe 1866 1896
Author: Charles Anthony Schott
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1898
ISBN: CHI:085985683
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Report on the Telegraphic Determination of Differences of Longitude in the West Indies and Central America

Report on the Telegraphic Determination of Differences of Longitude in the West Indies and Central America
Author: United States. Naval Oceanographic Office,Francis Mathews Green
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1877
ISBN: HARVARD:32044056185010
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Tables g n rales de la hauteur et de la longitude du nonag sime

Tables g  n  rales de la hauteur et de la longitude du nonag  sime
Author: Pierre Lévêque
Publisher: Unknown
Relase: 1776
ISBN: OXFORD:590599879
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