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Clocks from Nowhere? John Harrison in Context

Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift

in Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278206
eISBN:
9780191699979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278206.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

This chapter focuses on how John Harrison — the lead character in Dava Sobel's Longitude — was brought up as a child and how this affected his clockmaking in order to better understand the major role ... More


Epilogue: Unfinished Business

Maurice A. Finocchiaro

in Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242616
eISBN:
9780520941373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242616.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many people were disappointed or dissatisfied with the process of the ending of Pope John Paul II's rehabilitation of Galileo during the period 1979–1992. The case which was closed by Pope John Paul ... More


Time Restored: The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Jonathan Betts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198568025
eISBN:
9780191718144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568025.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This is the story of Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the polymath and horologist. A remarkable man, Lt Cmdr Gould made important contributions in an extraordinary range of subject areas throughout his ... More


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