Longitude: the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time

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Fourth Estate, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 184 pages
Sobel presents the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of John Harrison's 40-year obsession with building the perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer.

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Review: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time

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Short account of the Longitude Problem. It's... brief. Very readable, apart from the odd malapropism, but it feels like a skim over the surface and struggles to be meaningful without illustrations. Read full review

Review: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time

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Contents

Imaginary Lines
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Adrift in a Clockwork Universe
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Xime in a Bottle
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Copyright

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