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The Illustrated Longitude

Author : Dava Sobel

Release : 1998-10-01

Publisher : Walker Books

ISBN : 9780802713445

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A fully illustrated edition of the international best-seller Longitude. The Illustrated Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain could pinpoint his ship's location at sea. All too often throughout the ages of exploration, voyages ended in disaster when crew and cargo were either lost at sea or destroyed upon the rocks of an unexpected landfall. Thousands of lives and the fortunes of nations hung on a resolution to the longitude problem. To encourage a solution, governments established prizes for anyone whose method or device proved successful. The largest reward of £20,000-- truly a king's ransom-- was offered by Britain's Parliament in 1714. The scientific establishment-- from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton-- had been certain that a celestial answer would be found and invested untold effort in this pursuit. By contrast, John Harrison imagined and built the unimaginable: a clock that told perfect time at sea, known today as the chronometer. Harrison's trials and tribulations during his forty-year quest to win the prize are the culmination of this remarkable story. The Illustrated Longitude brings a new and important dimension to Dava Sobel's celebrated story. It contains the entire original narrative of Longitude, redesigned to accompany 183 images chosen by William Andrewes-- from portraints of every important figure in the story to maps and diagrams, scientifc instruments, and John Harrison's remarkable sea clocks themselves. Andrewes's elegant captions and sidebars on scientific and historical events tell their own story of longitude, paralleling and illuminating Sobel's memorable tale.

Longitude

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

Author : Dava Sobel

Release : 2007-10-30

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN : 080271529X

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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.

Longitude by Lunar Distances

Author : Henry Wilberforce Clarke

Release : 1885

Publisher :

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The Quest for Longitude

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 ...

Author : Longitude Symposium

Release : 1996

Publisher : Collection of Histroic Scientific

ISBN :

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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.

Arthritis

Provides new information for the thirty-seven-million Americans suffering from arthritis with dietary suggestions, a rating of practitioners, and evaluations of drugs and surgery. Original.

Author : Dava Sobel

Release : 1992

Publisher : St Martins Press

ISBN : 9780312927196

File Size : 89.68 MB

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Provides new information for the thirty-seven-million Americans suffering from arthritis with dietary suggestions, a rating of practitioners, and evaluations of drugs and surgery. Original.

The Illustrated Poetical Geography

The distance , east or west , is Longitude There are five zones : two temperate
and one torrid , From any one meridian , understood . Two frigid zones , where
winter's cold is horrid . Both latitude and longitude are reckoned Torrid Zone .

Author : George Van Waters

Release : 1864

Publisher :

ISBN :

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The Illustrated Family Christian Almanac

HI Uranus . o Conjunction : same longitude . Quadrature : 90 ° difference .
Degrees . 1 Minutes . Seconds . 8 Opposition : 180 ° . H. M. 6 : 66 ECLIPSES IN
1883 . In the year 1883 there will be four Eclipses , of one of those given , add the
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Release : 1883

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The Illustrated queen almanac and lady's calendar

At the time of the middle of the eclipse , 7h . 15m . . the Moon will be in the zenith
of a place whose longitude cast of Greenwich is 74 deg . 26 min . , and whose
north lati . tude is 8 deg . 15 min . The second ecllpse is a Partial Eolipse of the ...

Author :

Release : 1876

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ISBN :

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The Illustrated London almanack

At the time of greatest obscuration , nearly one a place in longitude 8830 West ,
and in latitude 1510 South . half of the sun will be eclipsed . On October 25th ,
another total Eclipse of the Moon takes place . It will be The Eclipse begins in ...

Author :

Release : 1847

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The Illustrated London Geography

LATITUDE , COUNTRIES , AND 48 50 N . GERMANY . zzzzzzzzzzzzz co was so .
Bisa BiBiSiri Eestisseriririririricisi . . . . . . . ITALY . . zzzzz . a . LONGITUDE .
CAPITALS . RIVERS . deg . min . deg . min . London , on the Thames . . 51 30 N .
00 ...

Author : Joseph Guy

Release : 1853

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The Illustrated Boy's Own Treasury

at Shanhai wei , latitude 40° 4 ' N . , longitude 120° 2 ' E . , where it commences
its course , and which is described as a place of considerable trade : the gate
here is called Shanhai kwan , or Hill - sea barrier . Lord Jocelyn describes it ,
when ...

Author :

Release : 1860

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Science -- drawing -- painting -- construction wonders -- rural affairs -- wild and domesticated animals -- outdoor sports & indoor pastimes.

A More Perfect Heaven

A Note on the Author Dava Sobel is the acclaimed author of the New York Times
and international bestsellers Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, and The Planets,
and the coauthor of The Illustrated Longitude. She lives in East Hampton, New
York ...

Author : Dava Sobel

Release : 2011-10-04

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN : 0802778933

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By 1514, the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory-in which he defied common sense and received wisdom to place the sun, not the earth, at the center of our universe, and set the earth spinning among the other planets. Over the next two decades, Copernicus expanded his theory through hundreds of observations, while compiling in secret a book-length manuscript that tantalized mathematicians and scientists throughout Europe. For fear of ridicule, he refused to publish. In 1539, a young German mathematician, Georg Joachim Rheticus, drawn by rumors of a revolution to rival the religious upheaval of Martin Luther's Reformation, traveled to Poland to seek out Copernicus. Two years later, the Protestant youth took leave of his aging Catholic mentor and arranged to have Copernicus's manuscript published, in 1543, as De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres)-the book that forever changed humankind's place in the universe. In her elegant, compelling style, Dava Sobel chronicles, as nobody has, the conflicting personalities and extraordinary discoveries that shaped the Copernican Revolution. At the heart of the book is her play And the Sun Stood Still, imagining Rheticus's struggle to convince Copernicus to let his manuscript see the light of day. As she achieved with her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel expands the bounds of narration, giving us an unforgettable portrait of scientific achievement, and of the ever-present tensions between science and faith.

The Novel and the Sea

... longitude accurately while at sea. From the beginning of global ocean travel,
sailors determined their latitude by measuring the angle of heavenly bodies
relative to the horizon. As the author of The Illustrated Longitude, Dava Sobel,
explains ...

Author : Margaret Cohen

Release : 2010

Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN : 0691140650

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For a century, the history of the novel has been written in terms of nations and territories: the English novel, the French novel, the American novel. But what if novels were viewed in terms of the seas that unite these different lands? Examining works across two centuries, The Novel and the Sea recounts the novel's rise, told from the perspective of the ship's deck and the allure of the oceans in the modern cultural imagination. Margaret Cohen moors the novel to overseas exploration and work at sea, framing its emergence as a transatlantic history, steeped in the adventures and risks of the maritime frontier. Cohen explores how Robinson Crusoe competed with the best-selling nautical literature of the time by dramatizing remarkable conditions, from the wonders of unknown lands to storms, shipwrecks, and pirates. She considers James Fenimore Cooper's refashioning of the adventure novel in postcolonial America, and a change in literary poetics toward new frontiers and to the maritime labor and technology of the nineteenth century. Cohen shows how Jules Verne reworked adventures at sea into science fiction; how Melville, Hugo, and Conrad navigated the foggy waters of language and thought; and how detective and spy fiction built on sea fiction's problem-solving devices. She also discusses the transformation of the ocean from a theater of skilled work to an environment of pristine nature and the sublime. A significant literary history, The Novel and the Sea challenges readers to rethink their land-locked assumptions about the novel.

Sea Clocks

John Harrison, an Englishman with no scientific training, worked for nearly 40 years to design a clock that could keep accurate time while at sea. Ultimately, he changed the course of seafaring and science forever. Full color.

Author : Louise Borden

Release : 2008-09-01

Publisher :

ISBN : 9781906367107

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John Harrison worked tirelessly for over 40 years to create a perfect clock, so that sailors could accurately work out their location at sea. Illustrated throughout, Borden's story highlights the drama, disappointments and successes that filled Harrison's quest to invent the perfect sea clock.

The illustrated messenger [religious tracts]. No.1-96 [issued in 3 vols.].

Illustrated messenger. HE WOULD NOT BELIEVE . - oorloo longitude of
Medrmation T is related that some years expedition , with a small vessel under
his ago , while a frigate was own command , in quest of the reported cruising in
the Mediter ...

Author : Illustrated messenger

Release : 1875

Publisher :

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The illustrated history of the British empire in India and the East ... to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859

lati The towy , in cious of eleite strates the renuish to Phu latitude the cold season
lasts four months , and is more tion of ... It is situated in latitude 30° 35 ' north ,
where the people have many comforts , and and longitude 76° 19 ' east . display
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Author : Edward Henry Nolan

Release : 1857

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The Illustrated London News

POMEROY ABBEY , HENRY WOOD'S the fascination which Minola
unconsciously after 5 o'clock in the morning , Greenwich ILLUSTRATED SERIAL
STORY . holds over men . But we will not spoil the mean time , in longitude 20
deg . west of ...

Author :

Release : 1878

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The Illustrated Handbook of Architecture Being a Concise and Popular Account of the Different Styles of Architecture Prevailing in All Ages and All Countries by James Fergusson

LAX'S TABLES FOR FINDING THE LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE . 1821. 8vo .
108 . 20. LUNAR OBSERVATIONS at GREENWICH . 1783 to 1819. Compared
with the Tables , 1821. 4to . 78. 6d . 22. MASKELYNE'S ACCOUNT OF THE
GOING ...

Author : James Fergusson

Release : 1859

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The Illustrated Pilgrim Memorial

If we suppose this also to be the case , most to 62 ° south latitude . ... and , though
it be imparted to air far below the 170 ° east longitude , to which he gave the
name Victoria freezing point , raising its temperature only a few de- Land , and on
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Author : Pilgrim Society (Plymouth, Mass.)

Release : 1860

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