Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

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Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.

Longitude

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Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007382006

Category: History

Page: 208

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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.

Greenwich Time and the Longitude

Official Millennium Guide

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Author: Derek Howse

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 199

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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.

Longitude by Wire

Finding North America

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Author: Richard Stachurski

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570038013

Category: History

Page: 239

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In this study, Richard Stachurski chronicles the amazing tale of discoveries made by American scientists as they worked to solve the life-threatening quandry faced by mariners of having accurate navigational charts, and to develop a precise method of measuring longitude.

Gemma Frisius

His Method of Determining Differences of Longitude by Transporting Time-pieces (1530), and His Treatise on Triangulation (1533).

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Author: Alexander Pogo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Longitude

Page: 16

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Latitude and Longitude--Read, Read, Read Your Map Hands-On Activity

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Author: Sarah D. Giese

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425878032

Category: Social Science

Page: 8

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Make geography fun and interactive to motivate your students. Encourage teamwork, creativity, reflection, and decision making. Take an active approach to teaching while inspiring your students to make their own explorations of geography.

Latitude, Longitude, and Direction

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Author: Julia J. Quinlan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448861578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Explains the concepts of latitude and longitude as well as the purpose of the compass rose on a map.

Latitude and Longitude--Grid and Bear It! Hands-On Activity

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Author: Sarah D. Giese

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425878024

Category: Social Science

Page: 10

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Make geography fun and interactive to motivate your students. Encourage teamwork, creativity, reflection, and decision making. Take an active approach to teaching while inspiring your students to make their own explorations of geography.

Discovery of Longitude, The

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Author: Joan Marie Galat

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781455616374

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Scientific discovery changes the world! Discover the fascinating story behind one of the most important changes to nautical navigation in this nonfiction book for young readers. More than 300 years ago, explorers wandered the seas using unreliable maps. What they needed to know was the longitude of their locations, but for that they needed accurate time keeping. Unfortunately, no accurate source of time measurement at sea existed. In 1714 the British government decided to offer a reward to anyone who could solve the problem. Learned men and great thinkers alike tried unsuccessfully to work out a solution. They declared it unsolvable! Carpenter John Harrison was intrigued; he thought he might have a solution. He worked for years to design a clock that functioned accurately at sea, even though no one believed he could do it. Even after his timepiece was demonstrated effective at sea, he was still not acknowledged for his ingenious solution. It took many years and intervention by the king to grant Harrison the recognition and reward he deserved for solving the problem of how to accurately track longitude and for winning the British government prize. The book offers a detailed map of the world at that time and includes the advancements in the use of longitude since then.