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Published by for John Phillips in London .
Written in English


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Statementby William Whiston and Humphry Ditton.
ContributionsDitton, Humphrey.
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Open LibraryOL16777662M

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Humphry Ditton and William Whiston wrote a book, called A new method for discovering the longitude both at sea and land, concerning a method for discovering the longitude, which it seems they had published about half a year earlier. 'A new method for discovering the longitude both at sea and land,.' was published in London in Reproduction of original from Bodleian Library (Oxford). Description: 1 online resource ([2] pages). In it came out in book form, under the title A New Method for Discovering the Longitude both at Sea and Land. Despite their scheme’s insurmountable shortcomings, Whiston and Ditton succeeded in pushing the longitude crisis to its resolution. All of the lines of longitude meet at the top and bottom of the world. In her book, "Longitude," writer Dava Sobel tells the story about longitude and how the problem of knowing it was solved. (MUSIC) STEVE EMBER: For centuries, the great scientists of the world struggled to develop a way to learn longitude.