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Andrewes, William J. H. 1950-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 70 publications in 5 languages and 2,079 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: QB225, 526.6209
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Most widely held works by William J. H Andrewes
The illustrated longitude by Dava Sobel( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully illustrated edition of the international best-seller Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain could pinpoint his ship's location at sea. All too often, voyages ended in disaster when crew and cargo were either lost at sea or destroyed upon the rocks of an unexpected landfall. Thousands of lives and the fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. Governments established prizes for anyone whose method or device proved successful. The scientific establishment, certain that a celestial answer would be found, invested untold effort in this pursuit. By contrast, John Harrison built the unimaginable: a clock that told perfect time at sea, known today as the chronometer. Harrison's trials and tribulations during his forty-year quest to win the prize are the culmination of this remarkable story.--From publisher description
The quest for longitude : the proceedings of the Longitude Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 4-6, 1993 by Longitude Symposium( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost at sea : the search for longitude( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how John Harrision discovered the concept of longitude in the 18th century, thus making the waters safe for navigation
The art of the timekeeper : masterpieces from the Winthrop Edey Bequest by William J. H Andrewes( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of an exhibition held at The Frick Collection, of 13 clocks and 8 watches, dating from about 1530 to 1800. The timepieces were selected from the Winthrop Edey (1937-1999) bequest to the Frick. Each catalog entry is accompanied by a color illustration. Includes foreword by Samuel Sachs II
Checklist of current exhibition labels : Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University by Harvard University( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and work of David Pingree Wheatland (1898-1993) by William J. H Andrewes( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for longitude : the proceedings of the Longitude Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets, November 4-6, 1993 by Longitude Symposium( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of the timekeeper : masterpieces from the Winthrop Edey bequest, an exhibition at The Frick Collection November 14, 2001, through February 24, 2002 by William J. H Andrewes( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The life and work of David Pingree Wheatland (1898-1993) by William J. H Andrewes( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The art of the timekeeper : masterpieces from the Winthrop Edey bequest : November 14, 2001, through February 24, 2002 by William J. H Andrewes( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Longitude at Christie's : H2 : a celebration of excellence : exhibition : 26-30 June 2005( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time by Dava Sobel( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The story of mariners' centuries-long search for ways of determining longitude that tells not only of the scientific advances but of the perseverance, pettiness, politics, & interesting anecdotes involved. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking. Through Dava Sobel's consummate skill, Longitude will open a new window on our world for all who read it
The Time Museum : an introd. by William J. H Andrewes( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

French clocks in American collections by William J. H Andrewes( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cronica de la medicion del tiempo by William J. H Andrewes( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The legacy of David Wheatland by William J. H Andrewes( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The illustradet longitude : [the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time] by Dava Sobel( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The illustrated longitude
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Andrewes, William J. H. 1950-...

Languages
English (53)

German (12)

Turkish (2)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

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The quest for longitude : the proceedings of the Longitude Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 4-6, 1993The quest for longitude : the proceedings of the Longitude Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussets, November 4-6, 1993The illustradet longitude : [the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time]