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Maskelyne: Astronomer Royal

Maskelyne: Astronomer Royal

作者  /  Rebekah Higgett/ Ed.

出版社 / Baker & Taylor

出版日期 / 2015/02/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 精裝

定價 / NT$1,600

售價 / 66折, NT$ 1,056

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Nevil Maskelyne (1732–1811) was a hugely significant figure in the worlds of British science and maritime exploration. His high international standing and wide influence have in many ways been unfairly overlooked, as his story has come to be dominated by his role in the campaign waged by John Harrison, the clockmaker, for a larger reward for his pioneering marine timekeepers. Maskelyne was, however, involved in all the key projects of 18th-century astronomy. These included ambitious expeditions to observe the transits of Venus, experiments designed to establish the shape and "weight" of the Earth, the remaking of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, and the survey of new lands on voyages of scientific exploration. The essays in this volume allow us to appreciate Maskelyne’s role in these projects, and to gain a new perspective on the decisions he made with the Board of Longitude. They reveal a conscientious individual, close to friends and family, with a deep sense of commitment to his work and those who depended on him for a living. These essays are written by experts in the history of science and the collections of the National Maritime Museum, which, along with the Royal Observatory, is now part of Royal Museums Greenwich. They give new insight into Maskelyne’s world, looking at his interactions with colleagues, rivals, and employees, and exploring the buildings in which he lived and worked.


誠品26碼 /2681350407008
ISBN 13 /9780719809125
ISBN 10 /0719809126
EAN /9780719809125