The Illustrated Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Timeby Dava Sobel, William J. H. Andrewes
To meet reader demand, here is an illustrated version of a universally acclaimed work published in 1995. Includes 110 color and 73 black & white illustrations. See more details below
To meet reader demand, here is an illustrated version of a universally acclaimed work published in 1995. Includes 110 color and 73 black & white illustrations.
“Two respected tellers of the longitude tale have teamed up! Sobel 's compelling prose is coupled with colorful and detailed illustrations provided by Andrewes. This edition responds to entreaties by readers who loved Sobel's Longitude but who wanted pictures to go with it.” Mercator's World
“Enormous care has been devoted to the illustrations and captions. Readers will finish this book considerably more educated about geography and navigation.” USA Today
“This new illustrated edition of Sobel's 1995 study of Harrison's remarkable instrument strikingly illuminates this largely unknown but crucial discovery.” Dallas Morning News
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Meet the Author
Dava Sobel is the author of the best-sellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, and the editor and translator of Letters to Father. She lives in East Hampton, New York.
William J. H. Andrewes is a museum consultant specializing in the history of scientific instruments and time measurement. He is the editor of The Quest for Longitude and lives in Concord, Massachusetts.
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