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Longitude
Dava Sobel
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, but dry 21 Aug 2013
Reviewer: Half Man, Half Book (see more about me) (Dorset)
Finding the latitude in the 17th century was straightforward, but finding the longitude was extremely difficult. This compromised the safety of all seafarers, and in one particular incident around 200 lives were lost of the Isles of Scilly.The admiralty of the day decided to set up a Longitude... Read More

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