A SURVEY OF THE EFFORTS TO DETERMINE LONGITUDE AT SEA, 1660-1760

Seymour L. Chapin

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Abstract: The expansion of Europe overseas is generally considered to have exerted a tremendous impact upon the scientific movement in Europe. This influence was most obvious in the widespread collecting activities of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and much of the work of the scientific societies which developed during the second half of the seventeenth century was devoted to this activity. This striking aspect of overseas influence has, because of its importance for systems of classification, received the greatest attention.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 3, Number 6
Pages: 188 - 191
Cite this article: Chapin, Seymour L., "A SURVEY OF THE EFFORTS TO DETERMINE LONGITUDE AT SEA, 1660-1760", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 3, No. 6, 1952, pp. 188-191.
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