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📒Longitude ✍ Dava Sobel
✏Longitude Book Summary : 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.
📒Lunar And Horary Tables For Ascertaining The Longitude ✍ David Thomson (inventor of the longitude scale.)
✏Lunar and horary tables for ascertaining the longitude Book Summary :
✏A new method for discovering the Longitude both at Sea and Land Book Summary :
📒Greenwich Time And The Longitude ✍ Derek Howse
✏Greenwich Time and the Longitude Book Summary : The history of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich has been revised to coincide with the Millenium. Color illustrations and updated text tell the story of Greenwich from its foundations in 1676 to its present status as Longitude 0°, the world's Prime Meridian for measuring longitude and time. The book covers the importance of longitude for navigation and traces the history of Greenwich Time, the basis of universal time-keeping. The book is co-published with the National Maritime Museum, where Derek Howse was the former Head of Navigation and Astronomy.
📒The Theory And Practice Of Finding The Longitude At Sea Or Land ✍ Andrew MacKay
✏The theory and practice of finding the longitude at sea or land Book Summary :
📒The Method Of Finding The Longitude At Sea ✍ William Wales
✏The Method of Finding the Longitude at Sea Book Summary :
📒Astronomy ✍ U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
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📒Longitude And Empire ✍ Brian W. Richardson
✏Longitude and Empire Book Summary : Before Captain Cook's three voyages, to Europeans the globe was uncertain and dangerous; after, it was comprehensible and ordered. Written as a conceptual field guide to the voyages, Longitude and Empire offers a significant rereading of both the expeditions and modern political philosophy. More than any other work, printed accounts of the voyages marked the shift from early modern to modern ways of looking at the world. The globe was no longer divided between Europeans and savages but populated instead by an almost overwhelming variety of national identities. Cook's voyages took the fragmented and obscure global descriptions available at the time and consolidated them into a single, comprehensive textual vision. Locations became fixed on the map and the people, animals, plants, and artifacts associated with them were identified, collected, understood, and assimilated into a world order. This fascinating account offers a new understanding of Captain Cook's voyages and how they affected the European world view.
📒Gemma Frisius ✍ Alexander Pogo
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📒Latitude And Longitude ✍ Brian Williams
✏Latitude and Longitude Book Summary : A discussion of the history of mapmaking and its relationship to navigation and the measurement of time.