skip to content
Sky and ocean joined : the U.S. Naval Observatory, 1830-2000 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Sky and ocean joined : the U.S. Naval Observatory, 1830-2000

Author: Steven J Dick
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Dick
ISBN: 0521815991 9780521815994
OCLC Number: 48777445
Description: xiii, 609 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Prelude. Perspectives and problems: the nation, the navy, the stars --
PART I. The founding era, 1830-65 --
From depot to national observatory, 1830-46 --
Choice of roles: the Maury years, 1844-61 --
Foundations of the American Nautical Almanac Office, 1849-65 --
Gilliss and the Civil-War years --
PART II. The golden era, 1866-93 --
Scientific life and work --
Asaph Hall, the Great Refractor, and the moons of Mars --
William Harkness and the transits of Venus of 1874 and 1882 --
Simon Newcomb and his work --
PART III. The twentieth century --
Observatory circle: a new site and administrative challges for the twentieth century --
Space: the astronomy of position and its uses --
Time: a service for the world --
Navigation: from stars to satellites.
Responsibility: Steven J. Dick.
More information:

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48777445>
library:oclcnum"48777445"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/48777445>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
<http://viaf.org/viaf/154074860>
rdf:typeschema:Organization
schema:name"United States Naval Observatory."
schema:name"United States Naval Observatory"
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2003"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/837696234>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Sky and ocean joined : the U.S. Naval Observatory, 1830-2000"@en
schema:numberOfPages"609"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.