Longitude PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Longitude free pdf Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. "Longitude" is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a new window on our world."

About Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel is the bestselling author of "Longitude," "Galileo's Daughter," and "The Planets," coauthor of "The Illustrated Longitude," and editor of "Letters to Father." She lives in East Hampton, New York.

Details Book

Author : Dava Sobel
Publisher : Walker
Data Published :
ISBN : 080271529X
EAN : 9780802715296
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 184 pages
Age + : 10-14 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Longitude



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Longitude free pdfLongitude

    Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day and had been for centuries..


  • Finding Longitude free pdfFinding Longitude

    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..


  • Latitude and Longitude free pdfLatitude and Longitude

    Even in such a tech-savvy culture as ours. understanding latitude and longitude coordinates has many uses. Coordinates can help hikers find their way when lost on a difficult trail and geocache enthusiasts locate their treasure..


  • Latitude and Longitude free pdfLatitude and Longitude

    Even in such a tech-savvy culture as ours. understanding latitude and longitude coordinates has many uses. Coordinates can help hikers find their way when lost on a difficult trail and geocache enthusiasts locate their treasure..


  • The Marine Chronometer free pdfThe Marine Chronometer

    Maritime chronometers are rare and precious items. crafted with care and precision. to provide an accurate means of measuring time and determining longitude at sea. Developed in the eighteenth century..


  • Longitude free pdfLongitude

    . Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their