Longitude: The True Story Of A Lone Genius Who Solved The Greatest Scientific Problem Of His Time

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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 nations, hung on a resolution.

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

GENERAL
AuthorDava Sobel
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100802713122
ISBN-139780802713124
PublisherWalker Books
Number Of Pages224
Publication Date1995-11-01
DIMENSIONS
Height7.7 inch.
Length4.78 inch.
Width0.88 inch.
Weight0.35 pounds.

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