Longitude. The Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time

Sobel Dava

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1998
Edition: Reprint

Description: 183 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: 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.

ISBN: 9781857025712

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