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Longitude
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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 10 : 9780802779434
Pages : 208 pages
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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

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

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Determination of the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Paris  1913 1914

Download or read online Determination of the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Paris 1913 1914 written by United States Naval Observatory, published by Unknown which was released on 1916. Get Determination of the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Paris 1913 1914 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Wireless Longitude

Download or read online Wireless Longitude written by George Durno Cowie,U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey,Engelhardt August Eckhardt, published by Unknown which was released on 1924. Get Wireless Longitude Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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World Longitude Determinations

Download or read online World Longitude Determinations written by U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey,Clarence Herbert Swick, published by Unknown which was released on 1931. Get World Longitude Determinations Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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A Practical Method for Finding the Longitude and Latitude of a Ship at Sea  by Observations of the Moon

Download or read online A Practical Method for Finding the Longitude and Latitude of a Ship at Sea by Observations of the Moon written by Robert Waddington, published by Unknown which was released on 1763. Get A Practical Method for Finding the Longitude and Latitude of a Ship at Sea by

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The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land

Download or read online The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land written by Andrew Mackay, published by Unknown which was released on 1793. Get The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Lunar and time tables  adapted to new methods for finding the longitude by chronometers and lunar distances  With an appendix

Download or read online Lunar and time tables adapted to new methods for finding the longitude by chronometers and lunar distances With an appendix written by James Gordon (teacher of navigation.), published by Unknown which was released on 1849. Get Lunar and time tables adapted to new methods for finding the

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The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land  to Whic are Added  Various Methods of Determining the Latitude of a Place     by Andrew Mackay      in Two Volumes

Download or read online The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land to Whic are Added Various Methods of Determining the Latitude of a Place by Andrew Mackay in Two Volumes written by Anonim, published by Unknown which was released on 1793. Get The Theory and Practice

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The Theory and Practise of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land  To which are Added Various Methods of Determining the Latitude of a Place and Variation of the Compass  with New Tables

Download or read online The Theory and Practise of Finding the Longitude at Sea Or Land To which are Added Various Methods of Determining the Latitude of a Place and Variation of the Compass with New Tables written by Andrew Mackay, published by Unknown which was released on 1793. Get The

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World Longitude Operation of 1926

Download or read online World Longitude Operation of 1926 written by United States Naval Observatory,Frank Bowers Littell,John Churchill Hammond,Chester Burleigh Watts,Paul Sollenberger, published by Unknown which was released on 1929. Get World Longitude Operation of 1926 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Telegraphic Longitude Net of the United States and Its Connection with that of Europe 1866 1896

Download or read online The Telegraphic Longitude Net of the United States and Its Connection with that of Europe 1866 1896 written by Charles Anthony Schott, published by Unknown which was released on 1898. Get The Telegraphic Longitude Net of the United States and Its Connection with that of Europe 1866 1896 Books now! Available

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The Mariner s Latitude and Longitude Ready Computer  Or a Newly Invented Set of Simple Formul   for Finding the Latitude     and the Longitude     Also an Improved Method of Working a Day s Work at Sea  Etc   Appendix  Taylor s Sexagesimal Table  Improved and Extended

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Latitude and Longitude  Read  Read  Read Your Map Hands On Activity

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.

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A Proposal for Discovering Our Longitude  By Jane Squire

Download or read online A Proposal for Discovering Our Longitude By Jane Squire written by Squire, Jane, published by Unknown which was released on 1742. Get A Proposal for Discovering Our Longitude By Jane Squire Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Report on Telegraphic Determination of Differences of Longitude in West Indies and Central America  by F M  Green

Download or read online Report on Telegraphic Determination of Differences of Longitude in West Indies and Central America by F M Green written by United States. Hydrographic Office, published by Unknown which was released on 1877. Get Report on Telegraphic Determination of Differences of Longitude in West Indies and Central America

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