From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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I thoroughly enjoyed discovering how little we all knew such a short time ago. Needless to say there are heroes and villains but good sense triumphed in the end.Published 4 days ago by Avram Kaplan
Sobel relates the drama of the human endeavor to define longitude with flair, humor, and compassion. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Judy Parrish
Too simple.... Where are the details of the machine and his time perfecting them? It wasn't scientific, it was just a better mouse trap! Read morePublished 16 days ago by kate O'Driscoll
I am a 20 year sailor in the merchant marines. I picked this book up as a curiosity and quickly fell in love with the history of navigation.
Hard to put down. Written like a mystery, engrossing about over coming obstacles of class and narrow mindedness.Published 28 days ago by DanielGree
In today's world of high technology, satellites and precision instruments, it is rather surreal to read about a time when the gravest scientific challenge was finding the longitude... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Raghu Nathan
... but still one of my favorite single-subject historical documentary books. Clear, well-written, interesting. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer