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

The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of one man's forty-year obsession to find a solution to the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--"the longitude problem."Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been l...

By Dava Sobel
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; First edition (November 5, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0007790163
ISBN-13: 978-0007790166
ASIN: 080271529X
Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 0.6 x 7.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 17810
Format: PDF ePub djvu book

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Longitude is west to east, east to west. But it's not that simple because, for example, the equator is wider around the earth than the Tropic of Capricorn or the Arctic Circle. Although latitude is fixed by the earth and Columbus could sail a "straig

The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of one man's forty-year obsession to find a solution to the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--"the longitude problem."Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been l...
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