Longitude

Longitude

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 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.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Dava Sobel
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2010-07-05
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 0802779433


The Theory And Practice Of Finding The Longitude At Sea Or Land

The Theory And Practice Of Finding The Longitude At Sea Or Land

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Latitude
Author : Andrew Mackay
Publisher :
Release : 1793
Total Pages : 474 Pages
ISBN : OXFORD:N11734176


Determination Of The Difference Of Longitude Between Washington And Paris

Determination Of The Difference Of Longitude Between Washington And Paris

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Longitude
Author : United States Naval Observatory
Publisher :
Release : 1916
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015080004115


Wireless Longitude

Wireless Longitude

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Longitude
Author : George Durno Cowie
Publisher :
Release : 1924
Total Pages : 60 Pages
ISBN : UIUC:30112046985278


World Longitude Determinations

World Longitude Determinations

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Longitude
Author : U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Publisher :
Release : 1931
Total Pages : 29 Pages
ISBN : PSU:000071906973


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

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Geographical positions
Author : Robert Waddington
Publisher :
Release : 1763
Total Pages : 88 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015077739558


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

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : James Gordon (teacher of navigation.)
Publisher :
Release : 1849
Total Pages : 220 Pages
ISBN : BL:A0018262374


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

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1793
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : IBNN:BN000606921


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

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Andrew Mackay
Publisher :
Release : 1793
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : BL:A0024251230


World Longitude Operation Of 1926

World Longitude Operation Of 1926

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Longitude
Author : United States Naval Observatory
Publisher :
Release : 1929
Total Pages : 66 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015086593343