Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802779434
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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.

Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
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.

Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 080271529X
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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.

The Illustrated Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
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ISBN: 9781439559321
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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.

A More Perfect Heaven

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802778933
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At the heart of the book is her play And the Sun Stood Still, imagining Rheticus's struggle to convince Copernicus to let his manuscript see the light of day.

Technology Based Inquiry For Middle School

Author: Edwin P. Christmann
Publisher: NSTA Press
ISBN: 0873552660
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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 ...

Discoveries And Inventions In Literature For Youth

Author: Joy L. Lowe
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849150
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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 ...

Encyclopedia Of American Literature Of The Sea And Great Lakes

Author: Jill B. Gidmark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301483
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LONGITUDE: THE TRUE STORY OF A LONE GENIUS WHO SOLVED THE
GREATEST SCIENTIFIC PROBLEM OF HIS TIME (1995). Written by journalist
and science writer Dava Sobel (1947- ), Longitude is a work of scientific and
historical ...

Ships Clocks And Stars

Author: Richard Dunn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062357174
Size: 79.34 MB
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A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to determine a ship’s position at ...