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Longitude
Longitude
Author: Dava Sobel
An exciting scientific adventure from the days of wooden ships and iron men, Longitude is full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd. It is also a captivating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking. — For centuries, the determination of longitude was thought to be an impossibility. Lacking the ability to mea...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780001053373
ISBN-10: 000105337X
Publication Date: 12/2/1996
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4.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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An amazing story of the rivalries, politics and stubborness of so called educated men vs. those of talent and great skill. Clearly told, captivating.
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I couldn't get into this...it reads too much like a college textbook for my style.
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very interesting and thought provoking book
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fascinating, factual
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Facsinating story
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