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

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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 ...Continua
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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