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Longitude Paperback – 4 Jun 1998

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate; New edition edition (4 Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857025717
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857025712
  • Package Dimensions: 17.6 x 10.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 218 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,171,934 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The thorniest scientific problem of the 18th century was how to determine longitude. Many thousands of lives had been lost at sea over the centuries due to the inability to determine an east-west position. This is the engrossing story of the clockmaker, John "Longitude" Harrison, who solved the problem that Newton and Galileo had failed to conquer, yet claimed only half the promised rich reward. --Amazon.com

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First published in 1996, Dava Sobel's story of an epic scientific quest - how to calculate longitude. The thorniest scientific problem of the day had occupied scientists and their patrons for the better part of two centuries until John Harrison dared to imagine a mechanical solution. The story encompasses astronomy, navigation and clockmaking.

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