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Longitude

The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

by Dava Sobel

  • 26 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Walker & Company .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mathematical Geography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Inventions,
  • Navigation,
  • Scientists - Inventors,
  • Science / General,
  • Scientists - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11209442M
    ISBN 10080271529X
    ISBN 109780802715296
    OCLC/WorldCa183660066

    The major theme of the book is the extraordinary and surprising sources of excellence. But this method had several limitations: First, it required Longitude book occurrence of a specific astronomical event in this case, Mars passing through the same right ascension as the moonand the observer needed to anticipate this event via an astronomical almanac. It is the struggle between these two factions that makes for Longitude's compelling reading. Each degree of longitude is sub-divided into 60 minuteseach of which is divided into 60 seconds.

    During long voyages, calculating one's distance became nearly impossible to gauge with serious accuracy. In a sense, Andrewes Longitude book curator of the exhibition that now accompanies Sobel's text. Longitude at a point may be determined by calculating the time difference between that at its location and Coordinated Universal Time UTC. This increased the likelihood of short rations, [3] scurvy or starvation leading to poor health or even death for members of the crew and resultant risk to the ship. The first is between John Harrison's ability and his perfectionism. Each prize, in increasing amounts, was for solutions of increasing accuracy.

    Calculations by moon were Longitude book and could only be used at night. The best scientists of the time, including Isaac Newton, thought it impossible. As Ms. A stable surface to work from, known coordinates to refer to, a sheltered environment for the unstable chronometers of the day, and the ability to repeat determinations over time made for great accuracy. Maskelyne, like most astronomers, aimed to discover a lunar solution to the longitude problem. For your reference, we provided these Longitude quotes with page numbers using the following version of the book: Longitude, Bloomsbury Publishing USA, pages.


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Xvi, Page 19 With his marine clocks, John Harrison tested the waters of space-time. When she writes another, you'd do well to pick it up.

He succeeded fabulously. Commerce and imperialism depended upon the successful resolution of this problem. It is also the Longitude book of the pettiness of the jealous, particularly embodied in the bitter Nevil Maskelyne. Singularity and discontinuity of longitude[ edit ] Note that the longitude is singular at the Poles and calculations that are sufficiently Longitude book for other positions may be inaccurate at or near the Poles.

This leads to the standard historical phenomenon of hostility to persons of great creativity and inventiveness. Main article: Longitude book of longitude Amerigo Vespucci's means of determining longitude The measurement of longitude is important both Longitude book cartography and for ocean Longitude book.

Knowing longitude[ edit ] A blue plaque marks the location at Red Lion Square the original house was demolished where Harrison lived and died. Britain was not alone in the desire to solve the problem.

The major theme of the book is the extraordinary and surprising sources of excellence. This is the story of Harrison's year effort to build his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer.

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 PDF sight of land. InEngland's Parliament offered a reward to anyone whose method or device for measuring longitude proved successful.

The problem of longitude was long regarded as unsolvable. As one trained in mechanical design, I was fascinated by Harrison's mechanisms, especially his idea of using two materials to offset the effects of heat and cold the precursor of the bimetallic strip used in thermostats to this day and caged ball bearings, still used today in wheels, engines, and electric motors.

The book became a surprise best-seller and is still in print. Any sailor could determine latitude, and knowing latitude and the time difference he could calculate longitude and therefore know his precise location on the globe.

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