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Longitude. The True Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time By Dava Sobel

Longitude. The True Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time
by Dava Sobel

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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GOR001561112
Longitude. The True Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time
Dava Sobel
Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1996-08-19
192
1857025024
9781857025026
Winner of British Book Award 1996
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