In this study, Richard Stachurski chronicles the amazing tale of discoveries made by American scientists as they worked to solve the life-threatening quandry faced by mariners of having accurate navigational charts, and to develop a precise method of measuring longitude.Every morning the sounding boat crew a six oarsmen, the coxswain, two leadsmen, and three officers a scrambled over the side of the schooner Jersey in the blustery October dawn. The days were chill with the forecast of winter. The boatanbsp;...
|Title||:||Longitude by Wire|
|Publisher||:||Univ of South Carolina Press - 2009|