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

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ISBN-10: 0802775934

ISBN-13: 9780802775931

Edition: 2014

Authors: Dava Sobel, William J. H. Andrewes, David Sobel

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A fully illustrated edition of the international best-sellerLongitude. nbsp; The Illustrated Longituderecounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain could pinpoint his ship's location at sea. All too often throughout the ages of exploration, voyages ended in disaster when crew and cargo were either lost at sea or destroyed upon the rocks of an unexpected landfall. Thousands of lives and the fortunes of nations hung on a resolution to the longitude problem. nbsp; To encourage a solution, governments established prizes for anyone whose method or device proved successful. The largest…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.178

Dava Sobel is an American writer who was born in the Bronx, New York, on June 15, 1947. Her books are generally written about the popular science genre and include these titles: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (about English clockmaker John Harrison who created the first chronometer); Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love; The Planets, and A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos. Sobel graduated from The Bronx High School of Science and Binghamton University. She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from the University of Bath, and Middlebury College, Vermont, both…    

William J. H. Andrewes is a museum consultant specializing in the history of scientific instruments and time measurement. He is the editor of The Quest for Longitude and lives in Concord, Massachusetts.