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Lost at sea : the search for longitude

Author: Peter JonesDavid R AxelrodRichard DreyfussDava SobelSveriges television.All authors
Publisher: South Burlington, VT : WGBH Boston Video, 1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Before global positioning systems, modern map making -- even before America was America -- the concept of longitude was just a dream. Without its guidance, navigation in the 1700s was both unpredictable and deadly," until a country carpenter named John Harrison solved the mystery--Container.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Harrison; John Harrison
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jones; David R Axelrod; Richard Dreyfuss; Dava Sobel; Sveriges television.; Green Umbrella Ltd.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm); British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
ISBN: 1578071305 9781578071302
OCLC Number: 40279910
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book Longitude / by Dava Sobel.
Credits: Produced by David R. Axelrod and directed by Peter Jones ; telescript by David R. Axelrod ; director of photography, Brian McDairmont ; editor, Eve Gage ; music composed by Dan Jones ; executive producer, Paula S. Apsell.
Performer(s): Narrator, Richard Dreyfuss.
Cast: Patrick Malahide (John Harrison).
Event notes: Videocassette release of a program from the PBS series Nova, which also ran as an episode of the BBC series Horizon.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Search for longitude
Longitude
Horizon (Television program)
Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a Nova Production by Green Umbrella LLC for WGBH Boston and BBC Horizon in association with Sveriges Television.

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"Before global positioning systems, modern map making -- even before America was America -- the concept of longitude was just a dream. Without its guidance, navigation in the 1700s was both unpredictable and deadly," until a country carpenter named John Harrison solved the mystery--Container.

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