Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.

Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492405300

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Page: 196

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Längengrad

die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442761067

Category:

Page: 238

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Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007382006

Category: History

Page: 208

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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.

Greenwich Time and the Longitude

Official Millennium Guide

Author: Derek Howse

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 199

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The history of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich has been revised to coincide with the Millenium. Color illustrations and updated text tell the story of Greenwich from its foundations in 1676 to its present status as Longitude 0°, the world's Prime Meridian for measuring longitude and time. The book covers the importance of longitude for navigation and traces the history of Greenwich Time, the basis of universal time-keeping. The book is co-published with the National Maritime Museum, where Derek Howse was the former Head of Navigation and Astronomy.

Longitude and Empire

How Captain Cook's Voyages Changed the World

Author: Brian W. Richardson

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774859830

Category: History

Page: 256

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Before Captain Cook's three voyages, to Europeans the globe was uncertain and dangerous; after, it was comprehensible and ordered. Written as a conceptual field guide to the voyages, Longitude and Empire offers a significant rereading of both the expeditions and modern political philosophy. More than any other work, printed accounts of the voyages marked the shift from early modern to modern ways of looking at the world. The globe was no longer divided between Europeans and savages but populated instead by an almost overwhelming variety of national identities. Cook's voyages took the fragmented and obscure global descriptions available at the time and consolidated them into a single, comprehensive textual vision. Locations became fixed on the map and the people, animals, plants, and artifacts associated with them were identified, collected, understood, and assimilated into a world order. This fascinating account offers a new understanding of Captain Cook's voyages and how they affected the European world view.

Longitude by Wire

Finding North America

Author: Richard Stachurski

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570038013

Category: History

Page: 239

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In this study, Richard Stachurski chronicles the amazing tale of discoveries made by American scientists as they worked to solve the life-threatening quandry faced by mariners of having accurate navigational charts, and to develop a precise method of measuring longitude.

The Quest for Longitude

The Proceedings of the Longitude Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 4-6, 1993

Author: William J. H. Andrewes,Harvard University. Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Publisher: Collection of Histroic Scientific

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 437

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The Quest for Longitude is a book for students and for teachers, for collectors and for scholars, and for the thousands of people who, having enjoyed Sobel's Longitude, desire a well-illustrated reference that describes in detail the many fascinating devices and the intriguing characters who, by solving the ancient problem of finding longitude at sea, changed the world forever. 250 illustrations, 120 in color.

Latitude, Longitude, and Direction

Author: Julia J. Quinlan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448861578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Explains the concepts of latitude and longitude as well as the purpose of the compass rose on a map.

Latitude and Longitude--Read, Read, Read Your Map Hands-On Activity

Author: Sarah D. Giese

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425878032

Category: Social Science

Page: 8

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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.

Latitude and Longitude--Grid and Bear It! Hands-On Activity

Author: Sarah D. Giese

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425878024

Category: Social Science

Page: 10

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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.