Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time Author Dava Sobel
ISBN-10 0007790163
ISBN-13 9780007790166
Year 2007-11-05
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Bloomsbury USA
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Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that the longitude problem was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day and had been for centuries Lacking the ability to measure their longitude sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution One man John Harrison in complete opposition to the scientific community dared to imagine a mechanical solution a clock that would keep precise time at sea something no clock had ever been able to do on land Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison s forty year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper known today as the chronometer Full of heroism and chicanery it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy navigation and clockmaking and opens a new window on our world

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ISBN-10 0802779433
Release 2010-07-05
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ISBN-10 9780802715296
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