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The Illustrated Longitude

Sobel, Dava

(Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Illustrated Longitude
Describes the forty-year effort of John Harrison to invent the chronometer, the first instrument able to keep accurate time for navigational purposes.
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2003, c1995
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 1439559325
Branch Call Number: QB225 .S63 2003
Characteristics: 216 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Andrewes, William J. H. 1950-


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Jul 15, 2011
  • GBradburn rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great pictures to go with the text overall but I would have liked to see greater detail in the images for some of the components that were specifically referenced.


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