The Resource Longitude : The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Dava Sobel, (eBook)

Longitude : The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Dava Sobel, (eBook)

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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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Longitude
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The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
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Dava Sobel
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With a New Foreword by Neil Armstrong. On its 10th anniversary, a gift edition of this classic book, with a foreword by one of history's greatest explorers, the first man to walk on the Moon, and an 8-page color insert Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day—and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the increasing fortunes of nations, hung on a resolution. The scientific establishment of Europe—from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton—had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution—a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land...
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Longitude : The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Dava Sobel, (eBook)
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Longitude : The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, Dava Sobel, (eBook)
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