Halley's Quest: A Selfless Genius and His Troubled Paramore

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Taking a new look at one of history's most familiar names in science, Wakefield describes Edmond Halley's overlooked but perhaps most significant contribution: solving a key riddle of longitude to allow consistently accurate navigation of the high seas.

Halley's Quest: A Selfless Genius and His Troubled Paramore 2005, Joseph Henry Press, Washington, D.C.

ISBN-13: 9780309095945

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