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Longitude (book) - Wikipedia
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time is a best-selling book by Dava Sobel about John Harrison, an 18th-century clockmaker who created the first clock (chronometer) sufficiently accurate to be used to determine longitude at sea—an important development in navigation book was made into a television series entitled Longitude.
John Harrison - Wikipedia
John Harrison (3 April [O.S. 24 March] 1693 – 24 March 1776) was a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at sea. Harrison's solution revolutionized navigation and greatly increased the safety of long-distance sea travel. The problem he solved was considered so
Book Review: Longitude
Illustrated Longitude. The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. by Dava Sobel. Illustrated by William J. H. Andrews
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Navigation at Sea, History of - important, system, marine
The first Western civilization known to have developed the art of navigation at sea were the Phoenicians, about 4,000 years ago (c. 2000 B.C.E. )nician sailors accomplished navigation by using primitive charts and observations of the Sun and stars to determine directions.
3. The Sun’s Position - Power From The Sun :: Chapter 3
Solar Time - Solar time is based on the 24-hour clock, with 12:00 as the time that the sun is exactly due south. The concept of solar time is used in predicting the direction of sunrays relative to a point on the earth. Solar time is location (longitude) dependent and is generally different from local clock time, which is defined by politically defined time zones and other approximations.
CNO Reading List - 42 Essential and Recommended Books
In the same way the Commandant of the Marine Corps publishes his reading list for Marines, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) also publishes a reading list CNO Reading List was updated in 2012 and no longer focuses on a rank-based structure, but rather on three core tenets.
"At the Mountains of Madness" by H. P. Lovecraft
'At the Mountains of Madness' by H. P. Lovecraft. I. I am forced into speech because men of science have refused to follow my advice without knowing why.
The Unsinkable Hugh Williams - Truth Behind the Legend?Old
Jul 16, 2012The Three Hugh Williams story. My father comes from a long line of fishermen from the Caernarfon area by the Menai Straits 3 Hugh Williams story is a true story according to my great grandfather as the three were saved just off the Menai Straits family knew of at least one of them as it was the ferry that sunk Great grandfather was the captain of the ferry for many years circa 1820’s.
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