The Marine Chronometer: Its History and Development

The Marine Chronometer: Its History and Development

by John Cronin
     
 


Marine Chronometers provides a comprehensive history of this intriguing piece of navigational equipment, tracing its evolution from the early navigational aids into the precision instrument that helped shaped trade and economic development for 200 years. The workings of the device are explained in detail, along with highlights of some of the most…  See more details below

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Marine Chronometers provides a comprehensive history of this intriguing piece of navigational equipment, tracing its evolution from the early navigational aids into the precision instrument that helped shaped trade and economic development for 200 years. The workings of the device are explained in detail, along with highlights of some of the most significant makers and hints for maintenance. Topics covered include the problem of longitude, the early sea clocks, developments in France and England, the mechanism of the chronometer,  and caring for chronometers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847971852
Publisher:
Crowood Press, The
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,444,188
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


John Cronin studied horology at Bradford Technical College, where he was awarded a gold medal and a British Horological Institute prize before being elected to Fellowship of the Institute. He was winner of the 1994 Artist Craftsman competition of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and is now closely involved with the Institute of Conservation.

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