Longitude

Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
Release: 2010-07-05
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0802779433
Language: en
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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
Release: 2011-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780007382002
Language: en
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The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.

Longitude

Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
Release: 2007-02-01
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780007241835
Language: en
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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.

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
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 100
ISBN: UOM:39015080004115
Language: en
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Wireless Longitude

Wireless Longitude
Author: George Durno Cowie,U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey,Engelhardt August Eckhardt
Release: 1924
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 52
ISBN: UIUC:30112046985278
Language: en
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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
Release: 1763
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 88
ISBN: UOM:39015077739558
Language: en
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World Longitude Determinations

World Longitude Determinations
Author: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey,Clarence Herbert Swick
Release: 1931
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 29
ISBN: PSU:000071906973
Language: en
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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
Release: 1793
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:N11734176
Language: en
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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
Release: 1929
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 66
ISBN: UOM:39015086593343
Language: en
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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
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 67
ISBN: CHI:085985683
Language: en
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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
Release: 1776
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590599879
Language: en
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Latitude and Longitude Read Read Read Your Map Hands On Activity

Latitude and Longitude  Read  Read  Read Your Map Hands On Activity
Author: Sarah D. Giese
Release: 2014-01-01
Editor: Teacher Created Materials
Pages: 8
ISBN: 9781425878030
Language: en
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Make geography fun and interactive to motivate your students. Encourage teamwork, creativity, reflection, and decision making. Take an active approach to teaching while inspiring your students to make their own explorations of geography.

A Proposal for Discovering Our Longitude By Jane Squire

A Proposal for Discovering Our Longitude  By Jane Squire
Author: Squire, Jane
Release: 1742
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: IBNT:BT100030575
Language: en
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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
Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 102
ISBN: HARVARD:32044056185010
Language: en
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Report on Telegraphic Determination of Differences of Longitude in West Indies and Central America by F M Green

Report on Telegraphic Determination of Differences of Longitude in West Indies and Central America  by F M  Green
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Release: 1877
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 102
ISBN: STANFORD:36105126815328
Language: en
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Time longitude Sections of Tropical Cloudiness December 1966 November 1967

Time longitude Sections of Tropical Cloudiness  December 1966 November 1967
Author: John M. Wallace
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 37
ISBN: UIUC:30112106578252
Language: en
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Ephemeris of the System III 1965 Longitude of the Central Meridian of Jupiter

Ephemeris of the System III  1965  Longitude of the Central Meridian of Jupiter
Author: Victoria Louise Fahnkow Meiller
Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 18
ISBN: MINN:31951002874507H
Language: en
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