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An Essay on the Use of the Celestial and Terrestrial Globes
by George Adams
Binding: Paperback, 5th edition, 244 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company
Weight: 0.66 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.43 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1565549481
ISBN 13: 9781565549487
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Have you ever wanted to be able to find the longitude of wherever you were, or to know what time of day it was without using a watch? George Adams' An Essay on the Use of Terrestrial Globes, written in 1766, answers these questions and many more. 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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