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The Quest for Longitude

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments,U.S., Cambridge, United States
Published: 1st Oct 1996
Dimensions: w 215mm h 280mm d 37mm
Weight: 2077g
ISBN-10: 0964432900
ISBN-13: 9780964432901
Barcode No: 9780964432901

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Any armchair navigator or scientist who was captivated by Dava Sobers bestselling but brief 1995 book, Longitude, can wallow at length in the subject with this comprehensive volume based on a 1993 symposium (which was also the origin of Sobel's book). The historical, scientific, and technological aspects of what editor Andrewes (curator of Harvard's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments) calls "the longitude problem" are examined in detail. Attractively designed, this large volume is lavishly illustrated in both color and black-and-white. (Kirkus Reviews)