The Quest for Longitude: The Proceedings of the Longitude Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 4-6, 1993

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William J. H. Andrewes, Harvard University. Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University, 1996 - Science - 437 pages
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The Quest for Longitude is a book for students and for teachers, for collectors and for scholars, and for the thousands of people who, having enjoyed Sobel's Longitude, desire a well-illustrated reference that describes in detail the many fascinating devices and the intriguing characters who, by solving the ancient problem of finding longitude at sea, changed the world forever. 250 illustrations, 120 in color.

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The quest for longitude: the proceedings of the Longitude Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 4-6, 1993

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After 1492, a key component of global dominance by the major seafaring European nations was the knowledge of latitude/longitude, whether on land or sea. Means of establishing latitude were developed ... Read full review

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Great background info for people who enjoyed Longitude. Good photos and descriptions of the timepieces mentioned in that book as well as other amazing and/or idiotic proposals for determining longitude. Read full review

Contents

Opening Address at the Navigation
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When Ignorance Norman J W Thrower
101
Finding the Point at Sea 63
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