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by William J. H. Andrewes,Harvard University Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments,National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Seminar 1993 cambr,Longitude Symposium (1993 Harvard University)

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Author: William J. H. Andrewes,Harvard University Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments,National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors Seminar 1993 cambr,Longitude Symposium (1993 Harvard University)
ISBN: 0964432900
ISBN13: 978-0964432901
Language: English
Publisher: Collection of Histroic Scientific; Illustrated edition edition (November 1, 1996)
Pages: 437
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Dava Sobel covered this same symposium for Harvard Magazine and later wrote the best-selling Longitude . This book is based on the proceedings of a longitude symposium held in November 1993 at Harvard University.

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A collection of 22 essays gleaned from this conference, "organized under the auspices of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments in connection with the fourteenth annual Seminar of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. tp) "Traces the fascinating story of finding longitude at sea from about 1500, when voyages across the oceans began to increase significantly, to about 1790, when the marine chronometer had been developed as a reliable instrument by which longitude could be determined .

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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.

Theory: His Contribution to the Quest for Longitude

The Quest for Longitude: The Proceedings of the Longitude Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 4-6, 1993 by William J. H. Andrewes. Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 90:120-121 (1999). Newton’s Forgotten Lunar Theory: His Contribution to the Quest for Longitude. Kurt Smith - 2005 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 96:437-438. Proceedings of the Sixth International Congress of Philosophy, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America, September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 1926. Edgar Sheffield Brightman (e.

The Longitude Symposium was organized under the auspices of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments in connection with the Fourteenth Annual . Andrewes, William J. 1950-. Corporate Name: National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors.

The Longitude Symposium was organized under the auspices of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments in connection with the Fourteenth Annual Seminar of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Corporate Name: Harvard University. Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. Rubrics: Horology History Congresses Longitude Measurement.

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The Quest for Longitude: The Proceedings of the Longitude Symposium Harvard University. The historical problem of determining longitude at sea is well known. The Feynman Lectures on. Jan 1964.

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.
Comments to eBook The Quest for Longitude: The Proceedings of the Longitude Symposium Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts November 4-6, 1993
Dead Samurai
First class work in all respects. Full of fascinating detail, beautifully and painstakingly presented. Essential reading for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of the history of science, celestial navigation, engineering, clock making, map making, voyages of discovery and much more. Hard to praise too highly. This is the book that lies behind, and takes to a higher level, Dava Sobel's, 1995, Longitude.
Vetitc
This is a great complement to Dava Sobel's book on "Longitude" John Harrison, . It includes papers written by a number of people on a number of topics relating to John Harrison's work on making a marine chronometer for measuring the longitude at sea.

The story itself is long and complex: There are papers on the mathematics of finding longitude at sea by various astronomical methods. There is a long section about John Harrison, his work, his various clocks and the clockmakers who helped him make his marine chronometer. There are papers that describe and show how the marine chronometers were built -- they were very mechanical devices with many components, some of them invented for the purpose, and all of them carefully crafted. Yes, it is a technical book, but also enlightening. There is discussion in other papers of how a navigator had to find position at sea.

Overall, it is pretty thorough and pretty technical, though even I (and I'm NOT an expert) could follow much that is going on. If you want more about the story behind John Harrison and those who mastered the longitude problem, this is a worthy addition to your library.
Levaq
This beautifully presented large hardback is actually a series of essays covering the story of the search for Longitude from the 16th century to the 19th. The essays deal with a range of subjects from the mathematical to the absurd, from astronomy to cartography and has 4 excellent appendices. The book is well laid out with both black&white and color photography in a manner that means you don't need to be a student of the sea of chronology to understand it. A good book to have on the shelf.
Samulkis
This review is top notch and comprehensive. It's the book of choice to cover the background and the technology. I'm not a watch or clock fanatic, but I slam dunked this whole book in just a couple days; a 15 hour Qantas flight kept me captive. I wish there was more discussion on the nature of astronomy and how the clocks were calibrated. I want to read up on octants, sextants and basic navigation now. This book deserves five stars. The A&E four hour documentary, "Longitude", this month also deserves high marks. If someone knows of a good read on navigating with astronomy that's more layman oriented, please email me (thanks).
GoodLike
Excellent book focused on the Longitude act's of the 1700's. The primary emphasis is on the two technologies Lunar-distance and chonometer for determining longitude with a precision under 1 degree. The relative percentages are: 50% chonometer, 30% lunar distance, 10% Jupiter's moons, 10% general history pre-1600's. I gave it four stars instead of 5 because I thought the book was going to be a balanced discussion ( i.e. equal time)encompassing all methods of determining longitude irrespective of a 1 degree precision. All that said, I would still recommend the book to anyone interested in the topic.
TheMoonix
This book considers the problem of longitude from a number of viewpoints. While Dava Sobel's book concentrated on the Harrison/Maskelyne controversy, this volume uses historical, mathematical and geographic viewpoints. What is impressive is the genius, dedication and tenacity of the Renaissance scientists. They may not have had GPS but they knew what they were doing.
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