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Longitude And Empire

How Captain Cook"s Voyages Changed The World

by Brian W. Richardson

  • 357 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by UBC Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geographical discovery & exploration,
  • Philosophy,
  • Travel - General,
  • Europe,
  • General,
  • Epistemology,
  • Europe - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9893255M
    ISBN 100774811897
    ISBN 109780774811897

    LONGITUDE AND EMPIRE. An engraving of Nathaniel Dance’s portrait of Captain Cook, showing the captain in and given a place in the world and in the book. One important aspect of the picture that merits discussion is the direc-tion of Cook’s gaze. It is fixed and grave, but he is not looking at the.   Determination of Longitude (See Annex of book, ‘Determination of Longitude’ (approx. 15 pages) which constitutes a key part of the evidence, the relevance being that the longitude of the East African coast shown on the Cantino is nearly that date () Europeans were centuries away from being able to determine longitude but the Chinese could do so.


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More than any other work, printed accounts of the voyages marked the shift from early modern to modern. picture book introduces John Harrison, the 18th-century English carpenter turned clockmaker who spent more than 40 years perfecting a device that solved the centuries-old problem of determining longitude.

Beginning with Harrison's childhood, Borden presents biographical tidbits that bring the man to. "Longitude and Empire is cogently and quite brilliantly organized. In summarizing how Cook organized his narratives, Brian Richardson shows how our world view has been shaped by Cook’s―- a fascinating and well―illustrated argument.

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Before Captain Cook’s three voyages, to Europeans the globe was uncertain and dangerous; after, it was comprehensible and ordered. Written as a conceptual field guide to the voyages, Longitude and Empire offers a significant rereading of both the expeditions and modern political philosophy.

More than any other work, printed accounts of the voyages marked the shift from early Pages: Longitude and Empire is cogently and quite brilliantly organized.

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For example, the Empire State Building lies at °, °. This means that it is approximately 40° north of the equator and 74° west of the prime meridian.

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As a result, however, the tone may end up sounding defensive, but hopefully this will kept to a minimum and its existence accepted by. Longitude and Empire by Brian W. Richardson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6). Award-winning science writer Dava Sobel explores the great obsession of eighteenth century science—the longitude problem—and how John Harrison solved it.

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Author: Richardson, Brian William, ; Format: Book; xvi, p.: ill., ports. ; 24 cm. Contents. The Geography consists of three sections, divided among 8 books. Book I is a treatise on cartography, describing the methods used to assemble and arrange Ptolemy's Book II through the beginning of Book VII, a gazetteer provides longitude and latitude values for the world known to the ancient Romans (the "ecumene").

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Longitude and Empire: How Captain Cook's Voyages Changed the World. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Vancouver: University of Author: Maya Jasanoff. Written as a conceptual field guide to the voyages, Longitude and Empire offers a significant rereading of both the voyages and of modern political the voyages are not explicitly works of political philosophy, they are political philosophy by other means, offering new ways of thinking about the world and about the place of Released on: Janu A book of the names and address of people living in a city.

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Longitude Books, Find the lowest price on new, used books, textbooks Compare Book Prices at Stores. Help Bookmark Tell a Friend Out-of-Print Wish List Home. A marine chronometer is a timepiece that is precise and accurate enough to be used as a portable time standard; it can therefore be used to determine longitude by means of accurately measuring the time of a known fixed location, for example Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the time at the current location.

When first developed in the 18th century, it was a major technical achievement, as accurate Classification: Clock.

Tag Archives: longitude Book of the Week — Geographiae et hyrdrographi reformat. 19 Monday Mar This engraving embodies the doctrine of Roman Catholic monarchy as a divine institution, and the emperor and his empire as the microcosmic reflections of God and his universe.

Ferdinando IV died the year this edition was published, at the. Longitude and Empire 作者: Brian Richardson 出版社: UBC Press 副标题: How Captain Cook's Voyage Changed the World 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧:.

The history and the historiography of longitude have been studied before. The title of one best-selling account, that of Dava Sobel's Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Age (first published in ) leaves little doubt as to her interpretation and explanation regardingClocks and Stars discounts simple stories of lone Author: Charles W.J.

Withers. The quest for longitude: the men who mapped the surface of the earth For sailors and seamen in the 18th century, accurate navigation could mean the difference between life and death. InBritish authorities tried to tackle this problem by offering a vast reward for any man who could develop an accurate method of mapping longitude at : Matt Elton.

Revelationnet: Patterns of Geographic Coordinates: Longitude and Lattitude of Locations in World History and of Religious Significance - A New Age / Bible Prophecy Discussion Elsewhere on this "Revelationnet" web site I have touched briefly on a subject I will discuss in more detail here, geographic coordinates.

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"Song: Infernal" featured on Poetry Daily, April 4, "The Book of Endings" featured on Poetry Daily, Aug Latitude and longitude are divided into degrees (°), minutes (′) and seconds (″), with sixty minutes in a degree, sixty seconds in a minute. The Empire State Building in New York, for example, lies at a latitude of 40° 44′ 54″ north of the equator and a longitude of 73° 59′ 10″ west of Greenwich.

The novel Mason & Dixon by Thomas Pynchon talks a lot about the Longitude Problem. This is reasonable when your protagonists are surveyor-astronomers tooling around the British Empire in the 18th century.

Mason and Dixon test chronometers and work out moon-observation tables in. “History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortune of mankind,” Gibbons wrote in this classic history tracing the Roman Empire from the 1st Century BC to the 15th AD.

The phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets" (Spanish: el imperio donde nunca se pone el sol) has been used to describe certain global empires that were so extensive that it seemed that at least one part of their territory was always in was originally used for the universal monarchy of the European and American dominions under Emperor Charles V.

The latitude of Binghamton, New York is 42 degrees 6' 8" north. The longitude is 75 degrees 54' 42" west and the elevation is feet. Longit Dunedin, New Zealand. 87 likes. Longitude 80 is a travel design company focusing on Asia and the South Pacific. Our trips are custom designed, exclusive and deliver the most amazing.

From Ptolemy to GPS, the Brief History of Maps the Romans drew an extensive map of their empire on a long scroll, but since the map was barely a foot high and dozens of feet wide, it couldn.Like latitude, longitude is also expressed in degrees. However, as latitude only goes from 0 to 90° north or south, longitude goes from 0 to ° east or west.

Again, just like latitude. The Historical Dictionary of the British Empire covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography.

The dictionary section has over cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics.