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R2556843 527.209 DUNN
Adult Non Fiction   Tura . Available .  
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ISBN 9780007525867 (hardback)
0007525869 (hardback)
Shelf Location 527.209 DUNN
Author Dunn, Richard, 1966-, author
Title Finding longitude / Richard Dunn & Rebekah Higgitt.
Cover title Finding longitude :
Production/Publication data London London : Collins, Collins, 2014. 2014.
Physical Description 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps ; 28 cm.
Carrier Type volume
General Notes Published to accompany the exhibition held at the National Maritime Museum, London, June 2014.
Summary Note Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's exhibition "Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude". 300 years ago, amidst growing frustration from the naval community and pressure from the increasing importance of international trade, the British government passed the 1714 Longitude Act. It was an attempt to solve one of the most pressing problems of the age: how to determine a ship's longitude (east-west position) at sea. With life-changing rewards on offer, the challenge captured the imaginations and talents of astronomers, skilled craftsmen, politicians, seamen and satirists.
Subject Longitude -- Measurement -- -- History -- -- Exhibitions
Nautical astronomy -- History -- -- Exhibitions
Navigation -- History -- -- Exhibitions
Added Entry -- Personal Name Higgitt, Rebekah, author
Corporate Author National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) host institution.
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