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An Essay on the Use of the Celestial & Terrestrial Globes

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How to navigate using 18th-century instruments. George Adams was the mathematical instrument maker to the King of England and the optician to the Prince of Wales. Utilizing simple scientific truths, Adams describes how to find the longitude and latitude of any location, how to ascertain the sun's declination, how to construct a sundial, how to determine the coordinates of a comet, how to plan for winter or summer solstices, and much more.

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ISBN:
9781455603879
Publisher:
Pelican Pub Co Inc
Subject:
History
Author:
George Adams
Author:
Adams, George
Subject:
Navigation
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060630
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
238

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
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