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

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During the great ages of exploration, "the longitude problem" was the gravest of all scientific challenges. Lacking the ability to determine their longitude, sailors were literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Ships ran aground on ... Continua
Ha scritto il 14/01/15
L'avvincente storia della determinazione della longitudine in mare, in uno stile chiaro e avvincente. Imprescindibile poi la visita di Greenwich.
Ha scritto il 20/10/12
When cartographer is at a conference and visits a book store, which has this book on display, then cartographer must buy and read this excellent work. Gave it to someone else to read even before I could write a review!
Ha scritto il 28/07/11
It's actually quite good, except I wasn't interested in the subject
Astronomers versus horolgists, a theoretical vs a practical apporach to determining longitude. I guess it addresses a reader that is more interested than me in these matters, so I found it a little boring. Come to think of it, I didn't buy the ...Continua
Ha scritto il 24/10/09
One of those books I didn't think I'd really like, but turned out to be a delightful surprise.
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Ha scritto il 10/08/09
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