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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time - Sobel, Dava
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During the great age of exploration, the "longitude problem" was the gravest of scientific challenges. Without the ability to determine longitude, sailors and their ships were lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. In 1714, desperate for a solution, England's Parliament offered 20,000 pounds (the equivalent of millions of dollars today) to anyone who could solve the problem. With all the skill and storytelling ability of a great novelist, Dava Sobel captures the dramatic story at the heart of this epic scientific ...

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time 2007, Bloomsbury USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802715296

Trade paperback

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time 2005, Penguin Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140258790

Trade paperback

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time 2005, Walker & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802714626

10th Anniversary edition

Hardcover

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time 1998, ISIS Audio Books, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780753150368

Large type / large print

Mass-market paperback

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time 1996, MacMillan Audio

ISBN-13: 9781559273978

Abridged

Audiobook cassette

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time 1995, Walker & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780802713124

Hardcover