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Longitude

Longitude
  • Author : Dava Sobel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-07-05
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 0802779433
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Summary : 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 :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-28
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780007382002
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-02-01
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 9780007241835
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Summary : 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.

On the Longitude and the easiest methods of ascertaining the same

On the Longitude and the easiest methods of ascertaining the same
  • Author : Arthur Wellington PRICE
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1856
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : BL:A0017579892
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Lunar and horary tables, for ... ascertaining the longitude

Lunar and horary tables, for ... ascertaining the longitude
  • Author : David Thomson (inventor of the longitude scale.)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1845
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590978206
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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
  • Release Date :1929
  • Total pages :66
  • 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
  • Release Date :1898
  • Total pages :67
  • ISBN : CHI:085985683
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Report on the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Havana

Report on the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Havana
  • Author : William Harkness
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1870
  • Total pages :54
  • ISBN : WISC:89114333453
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A Perfect Discovery of the Longitude at Sea

A Perfect Discovery of the Longitude at Sea
  • Author : John French
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1715
  • Total pages :20
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433008267324
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Determination of the positions of the Feaghmain and Haverfordwest, longitude stations of the great euopean arc of parable

Determination of the positions of the Feaghmain and Haverfordwest, longitude stations of the great euopean arc of parable
  • Author : Alexander Ross Clarke
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1867
  • Total pages :62
  • ISBN : BSB:BSB10225090
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A new Method of finding the Longitude at sunrise, sunset, and at noon ... Second edition

A new Method of finding the Longitude at sunrise, sunset, and at noon ... Second edition
  • Author : William LEAVITT
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1853
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : BL:A0017579981
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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1896
  • Total pages :936
  • ISBN : PURD:32754082279955
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Weather in the Indian Ocean to Latitude 30S and Longitude 95E Including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, Volume II. Local Information. Part 3

Weather in the Indian Ocean to Latitude 30S and Longitude 95E Including the Red Sea and Persian Gulf, Volume II. Local Information. Part 3
  • Author : Great Britain. Meteorological Office
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1941
  • Total pages :139
  • ISBN : OCLC:1116165541
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The National Arithmetic,

The National Arithmetic,
  • Author : Benjamin Greenleaf
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1859
  • Total pages :444
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433087570861
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Account of the Operations of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India

Account of the Operations of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India
  • Author : Survey of India. Trigonometrical Branch
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1893
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924069759797
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Tables of Longitude

Tables of Longitude
  • Author : John Turner (of Christ's Hospital, London. ue.)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1813
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : OCLC:606380189
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A Mathematical Solution Book

A Mathematical Solution Book
  • Author : Benjamin Franklin Finkel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1888
  • Total pages :549
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112067480555
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A Key to the National Arithmetic, Exhibiting the Operation of the More Difficult Examples in that Work

A Key to the National Arithmetic, Exhibiting the Operation of the More Difficult Examples in that Work
  • Author : Benjamin Greenleaf
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1870
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN27JT
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: a Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

Chambers's Encyclopaedia: a Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1877
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : MSU:31293036394553
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Theory and Practice of Navigation

Theory and Practice of Navigation
  • Author : Henry Evers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1873
  • Total pages :126
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HN7UWS
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Astronomy

Astronomy
  • Author : U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey,William Bowie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1913
  • Total pages :177
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822005690185
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