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.

The Illustrated Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Walker Books
ISBN: 9780802775931
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Sobel 's compelling prose is coupled with colorful and detailed illustrations provided by Andrewes. This edition responds to entreaties by readers who loved Sobel's Longitude but who wanted pictures to go with it.

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 video, students can find out more about John Harrison and longitude by
searching websites such as www.lincolnshire-web.co.uk/lincolnshire- illustrious/
john_harrison.htm, which has a variety of pictures and historical articles that
students should ...

Discoveries And Inventions In Literature For Youth

Author: Joy L. Lowe
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849150
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Sobel, Dava. 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 longitude involved astronomy, clocks, navigation, politics, foul
play, scientific discovery, ambition, persistence, and perfection. Where
astronomers failed, clockmaker John Harrison succeeded after many long years
of toil and frustration.

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 TR UE STORY OF A LONE GENIUS 255 LONGFELLOW,
SAMUEL, See THALATTA. 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 nonfiction that became an international best-
seller. A fully illustrated edition by Sobel and William J. H. Andrewes was
published in 1998.

From Eternity To Time

Author: Aino Mäkikalli
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039110445
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The longitude problem is briefly touched upon in Gulliver's Travels. See Swift (
1726) 1956, 250. A recent work on the problem of longitude and John Harrison's
achievement of developing an accurate clock is Dava Sobel's book Longitude:
The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of
His Time (1996). 13 Whitrow 1991 (1988), 113. 14 Government official Samuel
Pepys in his diary kept between 1660 and 1669 mentions with great interest a
private ...

An Assessment Of Precision Time And Time Interval Science And Technology

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309168856
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Atomic Clocks The advances that had been made in high-frequency electronics
during World War II radar research set the stage for the development of atomic
clocks.2 In 1942 the Joint Chiefs of Staff established a 1The story of the search
for a practical method of determining longitude at sea is told by Dava Sobel in
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific
Problem of His Time, Walker and Co., New York, N.Y., October 1995. 2For a more
 ...

Navigational Enterprises In Europe And Its Empires 1730 1850

Author: Rebekah Higgitt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137520647
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The famous popular narrative is Dava Sobel, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone
Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (New York:
Walker, 1995). Also influential is William J. H. Andrewes (ed.), The Quest for
Longitude (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Collection of Historical Scientific
Instruments, 1996). Much academic literature has challenged more simplistic
narratives, although many general works on exploration, empire, maritime travel
and science ...

The New Abcs Of Research

Author: Ben Shneiderman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198758839
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Those who can't make this trip can still enjoy the wonderfully told story in Dava
Sobel's book Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the
Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time.28 The takeaway message is that
monetary prizes and national recognition can trigger intense efforts in science,
engineering, and design, with such efforts often leading to applied research
successes and to basic research advances. It's also a great story about how the
traditional academic ...