✻ [EPUB] ✰ Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time By Dava Sobel ❅ – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 lon Anyone alive in the eighteenth century True Story Epub Ý 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 The PDF or longitude sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung The True Story ePUB ✓ on a resolutionThe scientific establishment of Europe—from Galileo to Sir Issac Newton—had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer In stark contrast one man John The True Story of a ePUB Æ Harrison dared to imagine a mechanical solution—a clock that would keep precise time at sea something no clock had ever been able to do on land Longitude is a dramatic human story of an epic scientific uest and Harrison's forty year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper known today as the chronometer Full of heroism and chicanery it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy navigation and clock making and opens a new window on our worldOn its th anniversary a gift edition of this classic book with a forward by one of history's greatest explorers and eight pages of color illustrations.
Dava Sobel is an accomplished writer True Story Epub Ý of popular expositions of scientific topics A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science Ms Sobel attended Antioch College and the City College Longitude The PDF or of New York before receiving her bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from the University of The True Story ePUB ✓ Bath in England and M.
- 192 pages
- Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
- Dava Sobel
- 02 March 2014 Dava Sobel