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    Re: Teaching the discovery of the longitude
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2011 Mar 15, 07:36 -0700

    Harold Burstyn wrote:
    "At Syracuse University, I teach an online course (spring and summer) titled "Science and technology in the modern world." The first book I assign is Dava Sobel's Longitude. Contrasting the technological solution to the problem of finding longitude (the chronometer) with the scientific solution (lunars) gives me the theme for the course: how much does technology depend on science and how much is it independent? I'm very interested in the National Maritime Museum's research project in the history of the U. K. Board of Longitude, especially since it's directed by the distinguished historian of science, Professor Simon Schaffer."

    By the way, some of you just might recognize Harold Burstyn's name. He's not quite a novice in this field. He wrote a book a "few" years back entitled "At the Sign of the Quadrant: an account of the contributions to American hydrography made by Edmund March Blunt and his sons". That was published in 1957 by the "Marine Historical Association" which was a former business name for Mystic Seaport. HB also attended one of our gatherings in Mystic. I think that was 2005 or 2006 so those of you have been going for a while may have met him there.

    -FER


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