As gripping as any novel, this is the true story of John Harrison’s lifelong quest to make navigation at sea a science not a dangerous guessing-game.
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The thorniest scientific problem of the eighteenth century was how to determine longitude. Many thousands of lives had been lost at sea over the centuries due to the inability to determine an east-west position. This is the engrossing story of the clockmaker, John "Longitude" Harrison, who solved the problem that Newton and Galileo had failed to conquer, yet claimed only half the promised rich reward.Review:
“Fascinating, startling and beautifully written, Longitude is read in a creamy stout-flavoured baritone by David Rintoul.”
Irish Times 3/5/97
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Book Description HarperCollins Audio, 1996. Audio Cassette. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 000105337X