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I just finished reading Longitude and thoroughly enjoyed the short but information packed story,. Very well researched and plainly written. Read morePublished 1 month ago by pat campbell
I used to be a sailor....took longitude and latitude for granted,as I do so many extraordinary discoveries that give comfort to my life. A good readPublished 13 months ago by Sandra L. Lambert
Great Service from the sender, quick and clean book.
Dava Sobel writing compelling story. This is a must read for all amateur back yard astronomers.
It is a subject of great interest to me
The book is well written easily understood and explains
the complexity in solving the age old problem of... Read more
The order arrived as predicted and is in the condition stated. I am more than pleased and happy to use the seller again.
John Harrison, an English clock-maker devoted his life to the production of just 4 clocks. In doing so he solved the centuries old problem of captains determining their longitude... Read morePublished on June 26 2011 by Jeff Nijsse
This is the story of John Harrison (1693-1776) a self-taught Yorkshire clockmaker, and his quest to claim the prize of £20,000 offered by the British Parliament in 1714 for solving... Read morePublished on March 6 2011 by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
It's amazing how quickly we have advanced in technology. Longitude is now automatically calculated by GPS triangulating off of satellites. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2009 by Bart Breen
Dava Sobel, like Simon Winchester or Canada's Pierre Berton, has clearly mastered the art of writing history in a form that is not only informative but, perhaps more important, is... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2007 by Paul Weiss