Longitude

Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0802779433
Available:
Release: 2010-07-05
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Longitude

Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780007382002
Available:
Release: 2011-04-28
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780007241835
Available:
Release: 2007-02-01
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Longitude

Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
Pages: 184
ISBN: 0140258795
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the forty-year effort of John Harrison to invent the chronometer, the first instrument able to keep accurate time for navigational purposes

360 Degrees Longitude

360 Degrees Longitude
Author: John Higham
Pages: 372
ISBN: 1935212869
Available:
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: Prospecta Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"After more than a decade of planning, John Higham and his wife September bid their high-tech jobs and suburban lives adieu, packed up their home and set out with two children, ages eight and eleven, to travel around the world. In the course of the next 52 weeks they crossed 24 time zones, visited 28 countries and experienced a lifetime of adventures"--P. [4] of cover.

A New Determination of the Eastern Longitude of Batavia

A New Determination of the Eastern Longitude of Batavia
Author: Jan Boerema
Pages: 27
ISBN: UCSD:31822009623257
Available:
Release: 1924
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Longitude 49

Longitude 49
Author: Herb Tank
Pages: 88
ISBN: UCAL:B4098005
Available:
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

IGC Data on Longitude and Latitude

IGC Data on Longitude and Latitude
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: PSU:000012389230
Available:
Release: 1960
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:N11734176
Available:
Release: 1793
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Longitude and Empire

Longitude and Empire
Author: Brian W. Richardson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780774859837
Available:
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: UBC Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

A New Method for Discovering the Longitude Both at Sea and Land

A New Method for Discovering the Longitude Both at Sea and Land
Author: William Whiston
Pages: 104
ISBN: BSB:BSB10060717
Available:
Release: 1715
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Longitude Discovered by a New Mathematical Instrument Called Graphor

The Longitude Discovered  by a New Mathematical Instrument  Called Graphor
Author: Pierre de Gravers
Pages: 49
ISBN: UCM:5329030688
Available:
Release: 1794
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590638535
Available:
Release: 1801
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Pages: 21
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 1985
Editor: UC Biblioteca Geral 1
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The Illustrated Longitude

The Illustrated Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel,William J. H. Andrewes
Pages: 216
ISBN: UOM:39015050046740
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Longitude, Dava Sobel's no.1 bestseller, is the elegant biography of the lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his times. With new material from Dava Sobel and William Andrewes, and illustrated with over 200 integrated photographs, The Illustrated Longitude is the essential book for everyone who fell in love with John Harrison's story and wants to know more. Anyone alive in the 18th 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. The scientific establishment throughout Europe -- from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton -- had mapped the heavens in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution. The Illustrated Longitude is a fascinating history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking. Lavishly produced with over 200 illustrations, The Illustrated Longitude has much new material to help the reader learn more of John Harrison's extraordinary story an

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
Pages: 88
ISBN: UOM:39015077739558
Available:
Release: 1763
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Longitude Prize

The Longitude Prize
Author: Joan Dash
Pages: 200
ISBN: UOM:39015050491961
Available:
Release: 2000-10-13
Editor: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (BYR)
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of John Harrison, an eighteenth-century inventor of watches and clocks, who spent forty years working on a time-machine which could be used to accurately determine longitude at sea.

Map Math

Map Math
Author: Orli Zuravicky
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781435879409
Available:
Release: 2004-08-01
Editor: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book explains how to use lines of longitude and latitude to identify locations on a map.

Ionospheric Space Weather

Ionospheric Space Weather
Author: Timothy Fuller-Rowell,Endawoke Yizengaw,Patricia H. Doherty,Sunanda Basu
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781118929230
Available:
Release: 2016-11-23
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This monograph is the outcome of an American Geophysical Union Chapman Conference on longitude and hemispheric dependence of ionospheric space weather, including the impact of waves propagating from the lower atmosphere. The Chapman Conference was held in Africa as a means of focusing attention on an extensive geographic region where observations are critically needed to address some of the fundamental questions of the physical processes driving the ionosphere locally and globally. The compilation of papers from the conference describes the physics of this system and the mechanisms that control ionospheric space weather in a combination of tutorial-like and focused articles that will be of value to the upper atmosphere scientific community in general and to ongoing global magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere (MIT) modeling efforts in particular. A number of articles from each science theme describe details of the physics behind each phenomenon that help to solve the complexity of the MIT system. Because this volume is an outcome of the research presented at this first space science Chapman Conference held in Africa, it has further provided an opportunity for African scientists to communicate their research results with the international community. In addition, the meeting and this conference volume will greatly enhance the space science education and research interest in the African continent and around the world. Ionospheric Space Weather includes articles from six science themes that were discussed at the Chapman Conference in 2012. These include: Hemispherical dependence of magnetospheric energy injection and the thermosphere-ionosphere response Longitude and hemispheric dependence of storm-enhanced densities (SED) Response of the thermosphere and ionosphere to variability in solar radiation Longitude spatial structure in total electron content and electrodynamics Temporal response to lower-atmosphere disturbances Ionospheric irregularities and scintillation Ionospheric Space Weather: Longitude Dependence and Lower Atmosphere Forcing will be useful to both active researchers and advanced graduate students in the field of physics, geophysics, and engineering, especially those who are keen to acquire a global understanding of ionospheric phenomena, including observational information from all longitude sectors across the globe.

Statutory Instruments

Statutory Instruments
Author: Great Britain
Pages: 329
ISBN: NWU:35556036353100
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: