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Longitude

Longitude
  • Author : Dava Sobel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 05 July 2010
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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

Longitude

Longitude
  • Author : Dava Sobel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 05 July 2010
GET THIS BOOKLongitude

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

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

Determination of the Difference of Longitude Between Washington and Paris, 1913-1914
  • Author : United States Naval Observatory
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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Longitude by Wire

Longitude by Wire
  • Author : Richard Stachurski
  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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At the turn of the nineteenth century, even the most experienced mariners were still risking catastrophe when navigating the North American coastline, because they lacked accurate navigational charts. The various means available to chart makers of the era to measure longitude, both celestial and terrestrial, could be off by thousands of feet -- often deadly for ships. In 1807 the U. S. Coast Survey was created to map the coast accurately and reduce the costly and deadly toll of shipwrecks, a

Portuguese and Spanish Attempts to Measure Longitude in the 16th Century

Portuguese and Spanish Attempts to Measure Longitude in the 16th Century
  • Author : W. G. L. Randles
  • Publisher : UC Biblioteca Geral 1
  • Release : 26 January 1985
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Longitude

Longitude
  • Author : Dava Sobel
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 28 April 2011
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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

Longitude
  • Author : Dava Sobel
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release : 01 February 2007
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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 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
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 26 January 1763
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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
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 26 January 1793
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A Supplement to the Treatise for Finding the Longitude

A Supplement to the Treatise for Finding the Longitude
  • Author : Robert Waddington
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 26 January 1764
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The Longitude

The Longitude
  • Author : Richard Locke (Mathematician)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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Latitude and Longitude--Read, Read, Read Your Map Hands-On Activity

Latitude and Longitude--Read, Read, Read Your Map Hands-On Activity
  • Author : Sarah D. Giese
  • Publisher : Teacher Created Materials
  • Release : 01 January 2014
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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.

A practical introduction to finding the Longitude at sea by lunar observations; also, to spherics and nautical Astronomy, etc

A practical introduction to finding the Longitude at sea by lunar observations; also, to spherics and nautical Astronomy, etc
  • Author : Thomas EVANS (Lieut. R.N.)
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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Discovery of Longitude, The

Discovery of Longitude, The
  • Author : Joan Marie Galat
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 14 September 2012
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Scientific discovery changes the world! Discover the fascinating story behind one of the most important changes to nautical navigation in this nonfiction book for young readers. More than 300 years ago, explorers wandered the seas using unreliable maps. What they needed to know was the longitude of their locations, but for that they needed accurate time keeping. Unfortunately, no accurate source of time measurement at sea existed. In 1714 the British government decided to offer a reward to anyone who could solve

Latitude, Longitude, and Direction

Latitude, Longitude, and Direction
  • Author : Julia J. Quinlan
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 15 January 2012
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Explains the concepts of latitude and longitude as well as the purpose of the compass rose on a map.