From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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|Length: 191 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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This is a great story, and very well-told! Ships at sea were, for centuries, able to tell their latitude based on measuring the height of the sun at its peak, by means as simple... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Thomas C. Pelle
Very interesting and educational.
The tug of war between the two factions the lunar and the clock is interesting
A great presentation of a truly epic quest. The 18th century version of our Moon Mission, a story not often heard.Published 5 days ago by Jim
Very interesting study of how people would rather keep credit for themselves at great cost to mankind in general.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Fascinating and interesting story. I never knew that there is a way to determine longitude by the stars.Published 7 days ago by RiPhRo
Dava Sobel's clear and well-written book is a moving narrative of John Harrison's heroic dedication to developing a clock that would allow mariners to navigate with assurance that... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Opera lover
Well written and researched narrative of an important milestone in human history,. I was disappointed that photos of the clocks were not included, hence the 3 star rating.Published 8 days ago by lec647