Книга: Richard Dunn, Rebekah Higgitt «Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude»

Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude

A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve "the longitude problem," the question of how to determine a ship's position at sea-and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest scientific stories: the search to accurately measure a ship's position at sea. The incredible, illustrated volume reveals why longitude mattered to seafaring nations, illuminates the various solutions that were proposed and tested, and explores the invention that revolutionized human history and the man behind it, John Harrison. Here, too, are the voyages of Captain Cook that put these revolutionary navigational methods to the test. Filled with astronomers, inventors, politicians, seamen, and satirists, Ships, Clocks, and Stars explores the scientific, political, and commercial battles of the age, as well as the sailors, ships, and...

Издательство: "Harper Design International" (2014)

Формат: 270x320, 256 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-06-235356-6

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Richard Dunn

Richard Dunn (born January 19 1945) is an English boxer who unsuccessfully fought Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight title in 1976. Dunn is the only Yorkshireman ever to fight Ali who knocked him out in the fifth round, the last knockout Ali ever scored. Although seriously overmatched, many British fans have said that Dunn made one of the most courageous showings of any British fighter when he faced Ali. A sports centre is named after Dunn in his home town of Bradford in honour of his achievements. Richard Dunn is now retired and living in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

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