By Dava Sobel
Dava Sobel, Wissenschaftsjournalistin u. a. bei der "New York Times" schrieb ein Sachbuch, das in den united states zum Bestseller wurde. Ihr Interesse galt dem schottischen Uhrmacher John Harrison, der es fertigbrachte, eines der schwierigsten wissenschaftlichen Probleme seiner Zeit, des 18. Jahrhunderts, zu lösen: die Positionsbestimmung von Schiffen auf offener See. Vierzig Jahre lang verfolgte er die Idee eines perfekten Chronometers. Er arbeitete wie besessen, bis ihm schließlich die Konstruktion des Gerätes gelang, das den Seefahrern die lebenswichtige Längengradbestimmung erlaubte.Dava Sobel ist eine mit mehreren Preisen ausgezeichnete Wissenschaftsredakteurin der long island occasions. Mit "Längengrad" eroberte sie völlig überraschend die amerikanischen und englischen Bestsellerlisten. "Galileos Tochter" ist ihr zweites Buch. Dava Sobel lebt in East Hampton und manhattan.
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Bedrock exposed in the bottom of the craters. " Bean - "No they wouldn't. " Many of the pages also feature small cartoons drawn by Ernie Reyes, a member of the crew operations team and responsible for stowing various items in both the Command Module and the Lunar Module. Conrad - "The backup crew had that all done for me. We never saw that until we got to the surface. Al didn't see his. " Conrad - "Yeah, it's my signature. That was written on approval of the checklist [content], but, [with regard to] the actual flight checklist, the backup crew verified that this all got put together.
Wow! Bean: Feedwater's on and it's still real cool in here. Gibson: Al, Diverter Valve to Minimum. Bean: Okay. It's Minimum now. What do you think T may have done? Broken through the sublimator or something?
Bean - "The purse was a white, cloth bag that was up there under the computer DSKY that we just threw loose items in. In fact, I've still got it at home. It had a snap [closure] and you opened it up and threw stuff in and closed it. That's why we called it a purse. It was also shaped like a purse. It was made out of beta cloth. " Pinpoint Landing, Great Science, and a Lot of Fun 37 Bean: All right; now you're in good shape. Conrad: Okay. Bean: Go straight down from where you are. Conrad: Okay. Bean: Good; that's good.
Längengrad by Dava Sobel