Maskelyne: Astronomer Royal (Record no. 1704)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780719809125
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 520.92
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Personal name Higgett, Rebekah
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Title Maskelyne: Astronomer Royal
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Place of publication, distribution, etc. United Kingdom;
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. The Crowood Press Ltd;
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 01 Nov 2014
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 208 Pages;
Other physical details Hardback
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Summary, etc. 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 eighteenth-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.
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Topical term or geographic name entry element Astronomy, space & time
9 (RLIN) 363783
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Topical term or geographic name entry element Maritime history
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Topical term or geographic name entry element Biography: science, technology & medicine
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Personal name Miller, Amy
9 (RLIN) 363786
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Personal name Homes, Caitlin
9 (RLIN) 363787
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Personal name Baker, Alexi
9 (RLIN) 363788
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Personal name McEvoy, Rory
9 (RLIN) 363789
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Personal name Croarken, Mary
9 (RLIN) 363790
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Personal name Reeves, Nicky
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Personal name Bennett, Jim
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Withdrawn   Dewey Decimal Classification     Karachi Karachi In Store 10/07/2016   520.92 PKLC006687 01/10/2016 10/07/2016 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17
    Dewey Decimal Classification     Lahore Lahore Science 03/05/2016   520.92 PKLC001700 03/05/2016 03/05/2016 Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17