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

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The thorniest scientific problem of the eighteenth century was how to determine longitude. Many thousands of lives had been lost at sea over the centuries due to the inability to determine an east-west position. This is the engrossing story of the clockmaker, John "Longitude" Harrison, who solved the problem that Newton and Galileo had failed to conquer, yet claimed only half the promised rich re... More
Book Information
PublisherDebate
BindingHardcover (59 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages178
ISBN-108483061457
ISBN-13978-8483061459
Publication Date/1997
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About Dava Sobel (Author) : Dava Sobel is a published author and a narrator of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Dava Sobel include Galileo's Treasure Box.
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