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The Resource Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Dava Sobel ; with a foreword by Neil Armstrong

Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Dava Sobel ; with a foreword by Neil Armstrong

Label
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time
Title
Longitude
Title remainder
the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time
Statement of responsibility
Dava Sobel ; with a foreword by Neil Armstrong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes the forty-year effort of John Harrison to invent the chronometer, the first instrument able to keep accurate time for navigational purposes
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1997.
  • British Book Award for Book of the Year, 1997.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 1996.
Biography type
individual biography
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155451
Cataloging source
HT#
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Sobel, Dava
Dewey number
526.62
Index
index present
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1320
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Longitude
  • Harrison, John
  • Chronometers
  • Clock and watch makers
Target audience
adult
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the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time
Label
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Dava Sobel ; with a foreword by Neil Armstrong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn183660066
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xiv, 184 p.
Isbn
9780802715296
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)183660066
Label
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time, Dava Sobel ; with a foreword by Neil Armstrong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn183660066
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xiv, 184 p.
Isbn
9780802715296
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)183660066

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