Longitude

Author(s): Dava Sobel

Fiction

"The longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day in the 18th century. It meant that, unable to measure their longitude, sailors were lost as soon as they lost sight of land. This book tells the story of John Harrison, an Englishman who imagined a mechanical solution.

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Winner of British Book Award 1996.

Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science reporter for the New York Times and writes frequently about science for several magazines, including Audubon, Discover, Life and Omni.

General Fields

  • : 9781841153179
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Fourth Estate Ltd
  • : 0.109
  • : December 1999
  • : 178mm X 110mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dava Sobel
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 681.118
  • : 192