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 great ag ...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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