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The Longitude Prize

Dash, Joan (Book - 2000 )
The Longitude Prize
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The story of John Harrison, inventor of watches and clocks, who spent forty years working on a time-machine which could be used to accurately determine longitude at sea.
Authors: Dash, Joan
Title: The longitude prize
Publisher: Basel ; New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 200 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Notes: "Frances Foster books."
Summary: The story of John Harrison, inventor of watches and clocks, who spent forty years working on a time-machine which could be used to accurately determine longitude at sea.
ISBN: 0374346364
Branch Call Number: 681.1 Das
QB107 .D28 2000
Statement of Responsibility: Joan Dash, pictures by Dusan Petricic
Subject Headings: Inventors Juvenile literature Clocks and watches Juvenile literature Clock and watch makers Great Britain Biography Juvenile literature Longitude Measurement History Juvenile literature Chronometers History Juvenile literature Harrison, John, 1693-1776 Juvenile literature
Genre/Form: Boston Globe-Horn Book Award books
Topical Term: Inventors
Clocks and watches
Clock and watch makers
Longitude
Chronometers
LCCN: 97044257
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