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The Illustrated Longitude

Sobel, Dava (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Illustrated Longitude


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Describes the forty-year effort of John Harrison to invent the chronometer, the first instrument able to keep accurate time for navigational purposes.
Authors: Sobel, Dava
Uniform Title: Longitude
Title: The illustrated longitude
Publisher: New York :, Walker,, 2003, c1995
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
Characteristics: 216 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ;,25 cm
Notes: Originally published under title: Longitude. 1995
Summary: Describes the forty-year effort of John Harrison to invent the chronometer, the first instrument able to keep accurate time for navigational purposes.
Additional Contributors: Andrewes, William J. H. - 1950-
ISBN: 1439559325
9781439559321
0802775934
9780802775931
Branch Call Number: QB225 .S63 2003
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Report This 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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