Finding Longitude: How Ships, Clocks and Stars Helped Solve the Longitude Problem

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9780007525867: Finding Longitude: How Ships, Clocks and Stars Helped Solve the Longitude Problem

Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's exhibition "Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude". 300 years ago, amidst growing frustration from the naval community and pressure from the increasing importance of international trade, the British government passed the 1714 Longitude Act. It was an attempt to solve one of the most pressing problems of the age: how to determine a ship's longitude (east-west position) at sea. With life-changing rewards on offer, the challenge captured the imaginations and talents of astronomers, skilled craftsmen, politicians, seamen and satirists. This beautifully illustrated book is a detailed account of these stories, and how the longitude problem was solved. Highlights of the book include: * Foreword by the fifteenth Astronomer Royal, Martin Rees. * Specially commissioned photographs of the National Maritime Museum's collection. * A new description of the collaborations and conflicts in a tale of technical creativity, scientific innovation and hard commercialism. From the same publisher as Dava Sobel's Longitude, Finding Longitude tells a new story of one of the great achievements of the Georgian age, and how it changed our understanding of the world.

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Located in Greenwich, London, the National Maritime Museum is one of the leading maritime museums in the world. It forms part of Royal Museums Greenwich, along with the Royal Observatory Greenwich, Queen's House and Cutty Sark, all situated within the picturesque Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage site. Richard Dunn is Senior Curator and Head of Science and Technology at Royal Museums Greenwich. Rebekah Higgitt is lecturer in History of Science at the University of Kent, and former Curator of History of Science and Technology at Royal Museums Greenwich.

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Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgitt
Editore: Collins, Glasgow (2014)
ISBN 10: 0007525869 ISBN 13: 9780007525867
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Descrizione libro Collins, Glasgow, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. 1st Edition. 255 pages, illustrated, 2014. Published to coincide with the tercentenary of the first Longitude Act of Parliament in 1714, and The Quest for Longitude exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in 2014, this beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the quest for longitude, one of the greatest achievements of the Georgian age. With dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria N3649

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