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Longitude by Dava Sobel
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Jan 08, 2012

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bookshelves: non-ficion, history, science, clocks, maritime
Read in January, 2007

This is a great little book about an old scientific problem. If you've ever wondered how so many ships used to get lost at sea, this book will tell you. It tells about the life and work of John Harrison, an obscure clockmaker who revolutionised the maritime world.[return][return]The book is excellently written, explains the science simply and is fun to read. Plus it is less than 200 pages which makes it a quick, diverting read.

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