Dava Sobel

Longitude

Hardcover

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SKU/ISBN: 9781857025026 Categories: ,

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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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