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Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude

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A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve "the longitude problem," the question of how to determine a ship's position at sea--and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest scientific stories: the search to accurately measure a ship's position at sea. The incredible, illustrated volume reveals why longitude mattered to seafaring nations, illuminates ...

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Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude
2014, Harper Design

ISBN-13: 9780062353566

Hardcover

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