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8vo. xiii, 609 pp. Illustrations, appendices, index. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0521815991 This volume is a story of the relations between space, time and navigation, from the rise of the chronometer in the U.S. to the Global Positioning System of satellites, for which the Naval Observatory provides the time to a billionth of a second per day. It is a story of the history of technology, in the form of telescopes, lenses, detectors, calculators, clocks and computers over 170 years. It describes how the oldest American scientific institution, which from 1844-1950 was known as the first and only national observatory of the United States, and which under government and military patronage has contributed, through all the vagaries of history, to almost two centuries of unparalleled progress. This book will appeal to historians, technologists, astronomers, meteorologists, physicists. . ..and the curious.
Title: Sky and Ocean Joined, the U.S. Naval Observatory 1830-2000.
Publisher: (Cambridge):, Cambridge University Press, (2003).: 2003
ISBN Number: 0521815991
ISBN Number 13: 9780521815994
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Seller ID: BL3390