The Illustrated Longitude

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

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With new material from Dava Sobel and William Andrewes, and illustrated with over 200 integrated photographs, The Illustrated Longitude is the essential book for everyone who fell in love with John Harrison's story and wants to know more.
Rosaria Musumeci
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 book....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.

Ha scritto il 10/08/09

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