From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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... but still one of my favorite single-subject historical documentary books. Clear, well-written, interesting. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Kindle Customer
Such an obscure story behind such a vital invention. The author tells it well.Published 2 days ago by SneakyRhino
Great mystery story, though we know the end before we start. Told as a story about people, though it's also a story of obsession, small-mindedness, exploration, sailing, empire and... Read morePublished 3 days ago by oregon reader
Read this book in anticipation of a visit to Greenwich this week and am so glad I did. The story is enthralling and the prose beautifully crafted. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Clifford J. Thompson
Now I can't wait to visit the Royal Observatory and witness the workings of H1 through H4.Published 11 days ago by PlanRad
Great Story about a facinating part of History and Science. The chapters are short, fun, and easy to read and understand. I liked that I could get through one chapter in a sitting. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Groundskeeper Springhill Lake.
This is a fascinating book about a subject I didn't think I'd be interested in. Sobel's clear writing style makes this an easy read and the story is filled with interesting and... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Twinkle Toes