The Royal Observatory Greenwich

The Royal Observatory Greenwich

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"[...]when out of sight of land. Holland, which had recently started on its national existence, and which was challenging the colonial empire of Spain, followed very shortly after with the offer of a reward of 30,000 florins. Not very long after the offer of these rewards, a master mind did work out a simple method for determining the longitude, a method theoretically complete, though practically it proved inapplicable. This was Galileo, who, with his newly invented telescope, [...]."
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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.4mm | 303.91g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507591128
  • 9781507591123

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