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    Re: Editions of Howse's _Greenwich Time_
    From: George Huxtable
    Date: 2004 Feb 9, 18:24 +0000

    Peter Smith asked, about-
    
    >> Derek Howse's "Greenwich Time and the Longitude", 1997, pub
    >> Philip Nelson. This is recommended over the 1980 ed., which
    >> was titled "Greenwich Time and the discovery of the Longitude".
    >
    >I have the 1980 edition. Briefly, what changes were made in
    >the later edition?
    
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    I read the earlier edition in a library, then bought the 1997 version, so I
    have never been able to put the two together.
    
    From memory, however, it was noticeable how much better the illustrations
    were, many more being in colour, well chosen and nicely produced. They are
    there for illumination, not (as so often happens) just to pretty the thing
    up.
    
    But I doubt whether there has been any great change in the text. Howse said
    that appendices 3 to 5 have been replaced by a different appendix 3, which
    is a page about time standards and terrestrial reference frames.
    
    If I were in Peter's position I would stick happily with my 1980 edition.
    
    George.
    
    
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