Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

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 Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilem...

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Title:Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Author:Dava Sobel
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Genres:History
ISBN:Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:192 pages pages