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Longitude

Author: Dava Sobel; Kate Reading
Publisher: Newport Beach, CA : Books on Tape, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : Biography : English : B.O.T. Library edView all editions and formats
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For scientists in the eighteenth century, devising a way to measure longitude was one of the greatest challenges of the day--and of centuries past. Sailors were literally lost at sea when they lost sight of land. Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton mapped the heavens for a celestial answer, but one man, John Harrison, figured out a mechanical one: a precise clock, known today as the chronometer.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
History
Named Person: John Harrison; John Harrison
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel; Kate Reading
ISBN: 0736634207 : 9780736634205
OCLC Number: 35692973
Notes: Unabridged.
The true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time.
Cast: Read by Kate Reading.
Description: 5 sound cassettes (300 min.) : analog.
Responsibility: Dava Sobel ; [read by Kate Reading].

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For scientists in the eighteenth century, devising a way to measure longitude was one of the greatest challenges of the day--and of centuries past. Sailors were literally lost at sea when they lost sight of land. Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton mapped the heavens for a celestial answer, but one man, John Harrison, figured out a mechanical one: a precise clock, known today as the chronometer.

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