The Longitude Prize

The Longitude Prize

Book - 2000
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The story of John Harrison, inventor of watches and clocks, who spent forty years working on a time-machine which could be used to accurately determine longitude at sea.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374346362
Branch Call Number: 681.1 1092 DAS 2000
Characteristics: 200 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Petricic, Dusan


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For over 50 years, people tried to invent a machine that would tell sailors their longitude and prevent sea disasters. One was finally invented by a self-educated village carpenter but the scientific establishment fought giving him the prize that Parliament had established.

Jun 25, 2014

In an attempt to read a biography on Captain Cook, I found this book to provide excellent context for this place and time.

This is the story of the "x" prize of the 18th century.

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