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Greenwich time and the discovery of the longitude

Author: Derek Howse
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
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Traces the astronomical, navigational, and timekeeping advances that led to the development of Greenwich time, the concept of longitude, and the designation of Greenwich as the prime meridian.
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Genre/Form: History
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Howse, Derek.
Greenwich time and the discovery of the longitude.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)643717808
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Howse
ISBN: 0192159488 9780192159489
OCLC Number: 5352913
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 254 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Seeking the longitude: 300 BC - AD 1675 --
Greenwich time for astronomers: 1675-1720 --
Greenwich time for navigators: 1700-1840 --
Greenwich time for Great Britain: 1825-1880 --
A prime meridian 1790-1884 --
Greenwich time for the world: 1884-1939 --
A clock more accurate than the earth --
Appendices: I. Finding the longitude --
II. Time-finding by astronomy --
III. Mechanical and electrical clocks by Roger Stevenson --
IV. Modern precision clocks by John Pilkington --
V. Time-balls in operation, 1861 --
VI. International Meridian Conference, Washington, 1884.
Responsibility: Derek Howse.

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Traces the astronomical, navigational, and timekeeping advances that led to the development of Greenwich time, the concept of longitude, and the designation of Greenwich as the prime meridian.

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