Trade through the port of Dublin has driven the prosperity of the city for a thousand years. In tracking the history of Dublin Port, Ian Elliott splices the story of its development with the age-long search for accurate ways of measuring time that would allow seafarers to navigate safely across oceans. As ancient water clocks evolved into atomic clocks, Dublin Port was transformed too. He delves into time, clocks and navigation, the Dunsink Observatory and its astronomy, atomic time and the global positioning system, and much more.
Ian Elliott was a renowned solar physicist and astronomist. He lectured on astrophysics in Trinity for many years. He was associate editor of the Irish Astronomical Journal, and published many articles and biographies, including in the Dictionary of Irish Biography and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He died in June 2015.
|Publication Data||OCTOBER 2022|
THE SEA, THE SKY AND DUBLN PORT
- ISBN: 978-1-913934-75-0
- Author(s): IAN ELLIOTT
- Availability: In Stock