Longitude by Wire

Longitude by Wire

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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
Author:Richard Stachurski
Publisher:Univ of South Carolina Press - 2009


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