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Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time

Verfasser/in: Dava Sobel
Verlag: New York : Walker, 1995.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Biografie : EnglischAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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The story of mariners' centuries-long search for ways of determining longitude that tells not only of the scientific advances but of the perseverance, pettiness, politics, & interesting anecdotes involved. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery,  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
History
Name: John Harrison; John Harrison; John (Uhrmacher) Harrison
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 0802713122 9780802713124
OCLC-Nummer: 32469232
Beschreibung: viii, 184 pages ; 20 cm
Inhalt: Imaginary lines --
Sea before time --
Adrift in a clockwork universe --
Time in a bottle --
Powder of sympathy --
Prize --
Cogmaker's journal --
Grasshopper goes to sea --
Hands on Heaven's clock --
Diamond timekeeper --
Trial by fire and water --
Tale of two portraits --
Second voyage of Captain James Cook --
Mass production of genius --
In the Meridian Courtyard.
Verfasserangabe: Dava Sobel.
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The story of mariners' centuries-long search for ways of determining longitude that tells not only of the scientific advances but of the perseverance, pettiness, politics, & interesting anecdotes involved. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking. Through Dava Sobel's consummate skill, Longitude will open a new window on our world for all who read it.

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Longitude: the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time by Dava Sobel. London: Fourth Estate.
Review by Bill Palmer

This was one of the most enjoyable books I had read in a long while. It is a short book of 175 pages in a good sized print....
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