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The Marine Chronometer Hardcover – 1 Dec 1990

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: ACC Art Books; New edition edition (1 Dec. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0907462057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0907462057
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,320,251 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is, though highly readable, an intensely technical work, certainly suitable for researchers or scholars. But do not be deterred: this book is an absolute joy.' --QP Magazine<br \><br \>'This is a book which contains so much of the history of horology and so much technical information that it should be on the shelf of every good horologist who takes his work seriously. It is also very good value for the price at which is offered to BHI members and I recommend it without reservation.' --Horological Journal<br \><br \>'The history itself, with the politics involved and passion for the craft, make for an enjoyable read regardless of prior knowledge' --International Tug and OSV

'This is a book which contains so much of the history of horology and so much technical information that it should be on the shelf of every good horologist who takes his work seriously. It is also very good value for the price at which is offered to BHI members and I recommend it without reservation.' --Horological Journal

'The history itself, with the politics involved and passion for the craft, make for an enjoyable read regardless of prior knowledge' --International Tug and OSV --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Rupert Thomas Gould (1890-1948) was not a professional horologist, yet he researched and wrote 'The Marine Chronometer' in just four years, between the ages of 29 and 33. A true English eccentric and a veritable polymath, Gould made important contributions in an extraordinary range of subject areas, from early typewriters to the Loch Ness Monster, from antiquarian horology to the history and rules of the game of tennis. He was an early broadcaster on radio, giving weekly talks on the BBC's 'Children's Hour' throughout the 1930s; as a member of the 1940s discussion programme 'The Brains Trust' he amazed a national audience with his wide learning and photographic memory. Yet, his greatest achievements were horological: his restoration of the great Harrison timekeepers and his authorship of so many fine texts on the history of horology are his true legacy. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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