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The Resource Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Dava Sobel, (electronic resource)

Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Dava Sobel, (electronic resource)

Label
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time
Title
Longitude
Title remainder
the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time
Statement of responsibility
Dava Sobel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of mariners' centuries-long search for ways of determining longitude that tells not only of the scientific advances but of the perseverance, pettiness, politics, & interesting anecdotes involved. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking. Through Dava Sobel's consummate skill, Longitude will open a new window on our world for all who read it
Summary
Describes the forty-year effort of John Harrison to invent the chronometer, the first instrument able to keep accurate time for navigational purposes
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • British Book Award for Book of the Year, 1997.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1996.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155451
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
526/.62/09
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1320
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time
Label
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Dava Sobel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D64091A1-A96D-4E4F-9484-0DCB1F6AD3D2
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Imaginary lines -- Sea before time -- Adrift in a clockwork universe -- Time in a bottle -- Powder of sympathy -- Prize -- Cogmaker's journal -- Grasshopper goes to sea -- Hands on Heaven's clock -- Diamond timekeeper -- Trial by fire and water -- Tale of two portraits -- Second voyage of Captain James Cook -- Mass production of genius -- In the Meridian Courtyard
Control code
ocn748687102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (130 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802779434
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D64091A1-A96D-4E4F-9484-0DCB1F6AD3D2
System control number
(OCoLC)748687102
Label
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Dava Sobel, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D64091A1-A96D-4E4F-9484-0DCB1F6AD3D2
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Imaginary lines -- Sea before time -- Adrift in a clockwork universe -- Time in a bottle -- Powder of sympathy -- Prize -- Cogmaker's journal -- Grasshopper goes to sea -- Hands on Heaven's clock -- Diamond timekeeper -- Trial by fire and water -- Tale of two portraits -- Second voyage of Captain James Cook -- Mass production of genius -- In the Meridian Courtyard
Control code
ocn748687102
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (130 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802779434
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D64091A1-A96D-4E4F-9484-0DCB1F6AD3D2
System control number
(OCoLC)748687102

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