Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
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ISBN: 0007382006
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The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.

The Illustrated Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
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Describes the forty-year effort of John Harrison to invent the chronometer, the first instrument able to keep accurate time for navigational purposes.

Technology Based Inquiry For Middle School

Author: Edwin P. Christmann
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Write an essay comparing and contrasting Dava Sobel's book Longitude: The
True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His
Time with A&E's presentation, “Longitude.” After reading the book and watching
the video, students can find out more about John Harrison and longitude by
searching websites such as www.lincolnshire-web.co.uk/lincolnshire- illustrious/
john_harrison.htm, which has a variety of pictures and historical articles that
students should ...

Discoveries And Inventions In Literature For Youth

Author: Joy L. Lowe
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849150
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Sobel, Dava. Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the
Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. New York: Walker, 1995. 184 pp. (he. 0-
8027-1312-2) $19.00; (pbk. 0-14-025879-5) $11.95. Or. 9-12. The search for a
way to determine longitude involved astronomy, clocks, navigation, politics, foul
play, scientific discovery, ambition, persistence, and perfection. Where
astronomers failed, clockmaker John Harrison succeeded after many long years
of toil and frustration.

From Eternity To Time

Author: Aino Mäkikalli
Publisher: Peter Lang
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The longitude problem is briefly touched upon in Gulliver's Travels. See Swift (
1726) 1956, 250. A recent work on the problem of longitude and John Harrison's
achievement of developing an accurate clock is Dava Sobel's book Longitude:
The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of
His Time (1996). 13 Whitrow 1991 (1988), 113. 14 Government official Samuel
Pepys in his diary kept between 1660 and 1669 mentions with great interest a
private ...

Brief History Of Science A

Author: Thomas Crump
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Sobel's Longitude? subtitled 'The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the
Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time'. Harrison may have been a lone genius,
but the problem he solved belonged not to science, but to technology. He made a
clock that would keep time at sea with unprecedented accuracy. The book's title
shows why this was so important. Because the earth rotates on its axis once
every 24 hours, the observed altitude of any heavenly body, at any given time,
uniquely ...

Encyclopedia Of Environment And Society

Author: Paul Robbins
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ISBN: 1452265585
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... 1980); Arthur H. Robinson et al., Elements of Cartography (John Wiley & Sons,
1995); Dava Sobel, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the
Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (Penguin, 1995). Urbano Fra Paleo
University of Extremadura ...

Mystery At Lynden Sands

Author: J. J. Connington
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University Press, 2006) and Longitude, the 2000 British film adaptation of Dava
Sobel's book Longitude:The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the
Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (London: Harper Collins, 1995), which
details Gould's restoration of the marine chronometers built by in the eighteenth
century by the clockmaker John Harrison. Potential purchasers of Murder in the
Maze should keep in mind that $2 in 1927 is worth over $26 today. In a 1920
article in The ...

American Literature S Aesthetic Dimensions

Author: Cindy Weinstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231520778
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Dava Sobel, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the
Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (New York: Penguin, 1995), 14. 9. Here is
another case where Poe calls attention to the fictional status of his text, even as
he invokes the verisimilitude of the travel narrative. It is one thing—and
acceptable—for Benjamin Morrell to have a title page that exceeds the length of
some paragraphs; it is another thing altogether (which I am calling parodic) for
Poe to have this kind ...

Kalman Filtering

Author: Mohinder S. Grewal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118984919
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IEE and Peter Peregrinus, UK, 2004. [5] W. S. Widnall and P. A. Grundy, Inertial
Navigation System Error Models, Technical Report TR-03-73, Intermetrics,
Cambridge, MA, 1973. [6] J. B.Y. Tsui, Fundamentals of Global Positioning
System Receivers: A Software Approach, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New
York, 2004. [7] D. Sobel, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved
the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Penguin, New York, 1995. [8] D. J.
Allain and C. N. ...