An attempt To prove the Motion of the Earth from Observations

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An attempt To prove the Motion of the Earth from Observations, Printed by T.R. for John Martyn, Printer to the Royal Society. 1674. London, p.27

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I should have here described some Clocks and Time-keeppers of great use, nay absolute necessity in these and many other Astronomical observations, but that I reserve them for some attempts that are hereafter to follow, about the various wayes I have tryed, not without good success of improving Clocks and Watches, and adapting them for varius uses, as for accurating Astronomy, compleating the Tables of the fixt Stars to Seconds, discovery of Longitude, regulating Navigation and Geography, detecting the proprieties and effctes of motions for promoting secret and swift conveyance and correspondence, and many other considerable scrutinies of nature

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1674
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17e
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Les applications multiples de la mesure précise du temps par les Horloges  et les garde-temps.

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Mesure du Temps, Précision des instruments d’observation
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