9481 - The Marine Chronometer, Its History and Developments

GOULD Rupert T.

The Marine Chronometer is not only the entirely absorbing story of John Harrison's marine timekeepers which won him the reward of £ 20'000.- offered by the British Government for any method of finding a ship's longitude within 30 geographical miles at the end of a six weeks' voyage, but it also covers the inventions of such famous scientists and pioneers as the Dutchman Christian Huyghens (1629-95), Jeremy Thacker, Henry Sully, who, in 1724, produced a marine clock of great originality, and Leibnitz.

 

401 pages

Edition : 1989


Langue : anglais

CHF 150.00