Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802779434
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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.

Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382006
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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

Author: Dava Sobel
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Sobel presents the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of John Harrison's 40-year obsession with building the perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer.

The Illustrated Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
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ISBN: 9781439559321
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Describes the forty-year effort of John Harrison to invent the chronometer, the first instrument able to keep accurate time for navigational purposes.

Discovery Of Longitude The

Author: Joan Marie Galat
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781455616374
Size: 78.69 MB
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The book offers a detailed map of the world at that time and includes the advancements in the use of longitude since then.

The Planets

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
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Explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other genres to chronicle planetary history in an accessible format.

Ships Clocks And Stars

Author: Richard Dunn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062357174
Size: 72.57 MB
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A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to determine a ship’s position at ...

Maphead

Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439167184
Size: 37.80 MB
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Traces the history of mapmaking while offering insight into the role of cartography in human civilization and sharing anecdotes about the cultural arenas frequented by map enthusiasts.

Navigation Through The Ages

Author: Donald Launer
Publisher: Sheridan House, Inc.
ISBN: 1574092782
Size: 25.64 MB
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Generous illustrations help readers envision the tools in use. Navigation Through the Ages will appeal to sailors and lay readers alikeanyone with an interest in the history of science and the exploration of our world.

Galileo S Daughter A Drama Of Science Faith And Love

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007382014
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From the international best-selling author of Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter is the fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter, Virginia.