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Longitude, Time, and Navigation By T.J. Bensky
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The science behind the longitude problem of the 1700s. Includes in depth looks at the longitude problem, celestial navigation and the science of time keeping. Ends with a chapter concerning modern... More > ideas on space, time and navigation. Updated and revised September 2012.< Less
Longitude, Time, and Navigation By T.J. Bensky
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The science behind the longitude problem of the 1700s. Includes in depth looks at the longitude problem, celestial navigation and the science of time keeping. Ends with a chapter concerning modern... More > ideas on space, time and navigation. Updated and expanded August 2012.< Less
Solar Longitudes Equivalent to Declinations With Antiscia By Nelda Louise Tanner
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Intended for advanced astrologers, this book contains tables to help you find the antiscia based on the declination of a planet or other body, and the solar longitude equivalent of the declination.
The Horizons of Christopher Columbus: Using the Heavens to Map America By Arne Molander
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The horizons were of fundamental importance to Columbus. The western horizon was the focus of his lifelong quest for undiscovered territory. He used the stars grazing his northern horizon as his... More > guides for sailing constant latitudes, and the lunar-planetary conjunctions (LPCs) at his eastern and western horizons to measure his longitudes. Most 15th Century oceanic sailors knew how to sail constant latitudes guided by the stars, but few, other than Columbus, knew how to use the heavens to measure longitude. His innovative navigation method measured longitudes by comparing measurements of LPCs at his eastern and western horizons using celestial data tabulated in his Ephemerides. Major findings include: Columbus used celestial events, he served on a 1477 voyage to Nova Scotia, comprehensive evidence reveals his 1492 landfall was at Egg Island, Amerigo Vespucci beat Ponce de Leon to Florida by a dozen years, and Columbus may have facilitated a deliberate sinking of the Santa Maria.< Less
The Mysterious Island By Jules Verne
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The Mysterious Island presents the same characters as those from In Search of the Castaways and is also the sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. Taking place during the American Civil... More > War, the story starts when five northern prisoners of war decide to escape to the South Pacific by hijacking a balloon. After crash-landing on a volcanic island, the group is able to locate its latitude and longitude, start a fire, find nourishment, build a house, and construct a ship. They name the island Lincoln Island after the American president. The plot becomes knotted when the group finds a message in a bottle that leads them to Ayrton, a character from In Search of the Castaways.< Less
Recording the Locations of Your Family Photographs By Dick Eastman
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When going through a box of old photographs or viewing the latest digital pictures on your computer, did you ever ask, “I wonder where this photograph was taken?” Now a new software tool... More > can record the exact location of every digital picture in your collection. This includes old family photographs that you have scanned as well as new pictures that you or someone else takes with a digital camera. This product will not do the detective work for you. You must still find where the picture was taken in the traditional manner. You then scan the photograph, saving it as a JPEG image. Once the photograph is on your hard drive, you use this small Windows program to embed the longitude and latitude information into the photograph in a hidden area of the image. Once the information is recorded, you and future viewers of the image will wonder no more. Even better, with the appropriate software, you can just click on an icon to display a map that shows the exact location.< Less
Life of Emanuel Swedenborg By William White
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Together with a brief synopsis of his writings, both philosophical and theological. CONTENTS include: Birth and Parentage--Assessorship. Opera Philosophica et Mineralia--The Economy of the Animal... More > Kingdom--His Spiritual Sight opened, and the Conditions of his Seership--Adversaria, Spiritual Diary, Polheim--The Arcana Coelestia--Anecdotes--The Last Judgment--Heaven and Hell--The White Horse, The Earths in the Universe, The New Jerusalem and its Heavenly Doctrine--Doctrine of the Lord; The Sacred Scripture; Faith; and Life--The Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom, The Continuation of the last Judgment--Angelic Wisdom concerning the Divine Providence--Life in Amsterdam. Dutch. Meets Dr. Beyer--Republishes his New Method of Finding the Longitudes, The Apocalypse explained--Apocalypse Revealed--Conjugial Love--Doctrines of the New Church, and the Intercourse between the Soul and the Body--Leaves Stockholm for the last time--Correspondence--The True Christian Religion--Traits of Character--Last Days on Earth.< Less