Longitude

Longitude

by Dava Sobek
     
 

The story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the triumph of an English genius. John Harrison was the only man to suggest a mechanical solution to the problem. The book also provides a brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking.  See more details below

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The story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the triumph of an English genius. John Harrison was the only man to suggest a mechanical solution to the problem. The book also provides a brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781857025712
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/04/1998
Pages:
189

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