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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the
Oct 19, 1995Longitude from Dava Sobel is a fascinating account of how a virtually unknown watchmaker named John Harrison conquered one of the oldest and thorniest problems surrounding the ocean voyages - the problem of accurately measuring longitude-, which stumped even the best of scientific minds for centuries. A fascinating problem It was Ptolemy in
Dava Sobel - Wikipedia
Dava Sobel (born June 15, 1947) is an American writer of popular expositions of scientific topics. Her books include Longitude, about English clockmaker John Harrison, and Galileo's Daughter, about Galileo's daughter Maria Celeste, and The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
Longitude - Wikipedia
Longitude (/ ˈ l ɒ n dʒ ɪ tj uː d /, AU and UK also / ˈ l ɒ ŋ ɡ ɪ-/) is a geographic coordinate that specifies the east–west position of a point on the Earth's surface, or the surface of a celestial body. It is an angular measurement, usually expressed in degrees and denoted by the Greek letter lambda (λ). Meridians (lines running from pole to pole) connect points with the same
Longitude (TV Movie 2000) - IMDb
Jan 02, 2000Longitude: Directed by Charles Sturridge. With Jeremy Irons, Anna Chancellor, Emma Kay, Samuel West. In two parallel stories, the clockmaker John Harrison builds the marine chronometer for safe navigation at sea in the 18th Century and the horologist Rupert Gould becomes obsessed with restoring it in the 20th Century.
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Longitude by Dava Sobel Fourth Estate, London ISBN 1-85702-502-4 Cost about UK Pounds 10. This book deals with the history of the determination of the Longitude at sea and tells the story of the clock maker John Harrison. The author brings the drama of the subject alive - ideal present for people who feel that science and technology are not of
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Geographische Länge – Wikipedia
Die geographische Länge, auch Längengrad oder kurz Länge genannt (lateinisch longitudo, englisch longitude, internationales Kürzel long oder LON, Formelzeichen λ), beschreibt eine der beiden Koordinaten eines Ortes auf der Erdoberfläche, und zwar seine Position östlich oder westlich einer definierten (willkürlich festgelegten) Nord-Süd-Linie, des Nullmeridians
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John Harrison (Uhrmacher) – Wikipedia
John Harrison (* 24. März jul. / 3. April 1693 greg. in Foulby bei Wakefield, Yorkshire; † 24. März 1776 in London) war ein englischer Tischler, Erfinder und autodidaktischer Uhrmacher. Er löste durch Entwicklung einer schiffstauglichen Uhr mit hoher Ganggenauigkeit das sogenannte Längenproblem, für das England 1714 einen hohen Preis ausgelobt hatte.[PDF]
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