Longitude

Longitude

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 162.3 x 242.3 x 14.5mm | 388.17g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0753150360
  • 9780753150368

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43,680 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (17,546)
3 22% (9,671)
2 4% (1,932)
1 2% (795)
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