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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking. Through Dava Sobel's consummate skill, Longitude will open a new window on our world for all who read it.
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BindingHardcover
Sales rank12171803
Pages200
ManufacturerIsis
EAN9780753150368
List price$24.95

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