Wireless Longitude

Author: George Durno Cowie,U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey,Engelhardt August Eckhardt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Longitude

Page: 52

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Longitude and Empire

Author: Brian W. Richardson

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774859830

Category: History

Page: 256

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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 modern to modern ways of looking at the world. The globe was no longer divided between Europeans and savages but populated instead by an almost overwhelming variety of national identities. Cook's voyages took the fragmented and obscure global descriptions available at the time and consolidated them into a single, comprehensive textual vision. Locations became fixed on the map and the people, animals, plants, and artifacts associated with them were identified, collected, understood, and assimilated into a world order. This fascinating account offers a new understanding of Captain Cook's voyages and how they affected the European world view.

World Longitude Operation of 1926

Author: United States Naval Observatory,Frank Bowers Littell,John Churchill Hammond,Chester Burleigh Watts,Paul Sollenberger

Publisher: N.A


Category: Longitude

Page: 66

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