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.

Determination of the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Paris

Determination of the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Paris
Author: United States Naval Observatory
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 128
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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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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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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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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Lunar and time tables adapted to new methods for finding the longitude by chronometers and lunar distances With an appendix

Lunar and time tables  adapted to new methods for finding the longitude by chronometers and lunar distances  With an appendix
Author: James Gordon (teacher of navigation.)
Release: 1849
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 220
ISBN: BL:A0018262374
Language: en
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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

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
Author: Anonim
Release: 1793
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 264
ISBN: IBNN:BN000606921
Language: en
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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

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
Author: Andrew Mackay
Release: 1793
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0024251230
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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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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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: 122
ISBN: HARVARD:32044056185010
Language: en
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H O Pub

H O  Pub
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Release: 1915
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 530
ISBN: UCAL:B2933943
Language: en
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International Code of Signals American Edition

International Code of Signals  American Edition
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Release: 1923
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 556
ISBN: STANFORD:36105126815260
Language: en
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Telegraphic Determination of Longitudes in Japan China and the East Indies

Telegraphic Determination of Longitudes in Japan  China  and the East Indies
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office,Francis Mathews Green,Charles Henry Davis,John Alexander Norris
Release: 1883
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 73
ISBN: PRNC:32101049360397
Language: en
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The International Code of Signals for the Use of All Nations

The International Code of Signals for the Use of All Nations
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Release: 1882
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 402
ISBN: HARVARD:HNQEZ5
Language: en
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Telegraphic Determination of Longitudes in Mexico and Central America and on the West Coast of South America

Telegraphic Determination of Longitudes in Mexico and Central America and on the West Coast of South America
Author: United States. Hydrographic Office
Release: 1885
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 172
ISBN: UOM:39015086605279
Language: en
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Transpacific Longitudes Between Canada and Australia and New Zealand

   Transpacific Longitudes Between Canada and Australia and New Zealand
Author: Otto Klotz,Canada. Department of the Interior
Release: 1907
Editor: Department of the Interior
Pages: 163
ISBN: STANFORD:36105032127859
Language: en
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Tables of latitudes and longitudes by chronometer of places in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans

Tables of latitudes and longitudes by chronometer of places in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans
Author: William Fitzwilliam Owen
Release: 1827
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 49
ISBN: BSB:BSB10053019
Language: en
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