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

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

Cover: cover
Pages: 180
List Price: $11.95
Published by Viking Penguin
ISBN: 0140258795


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"In 1714, the British Parliament offered . . . L 20,000 ($12 million in today's currency) to anyone who could solve the problem of how to measure longitude at sea. Sobel recounts clockmaker John Harrison's lifelong struggle to win this prize by developing a timepiece impervious to the pitch and roll ofthe sea. His clock {is} known today as the chronometer." (Libr J) Index.
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