Longitude

by Dava Sobel

Historical Fiction

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The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, Longitude is a phenomenon an international bestseller so successful that it launched a whole new wave of writing.

Longitude Synopsis

'The longitude problem' was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the 18th century, and had been for centuries. This work presents the story of this scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius, John Harrison.

Longitude Press Reviews

‘Rarely have I enjoyed a book as much as Dava Sobel's “Longitude”. She has an extraordinary gift of making difficult ideas clear.’ Daily Telegraph

‘Perhaps the most famous book about getting lost since “The Odyssey”.’ Sunday Telegraph

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ISBN: 9780007241835
Publication date: 05/02/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007241835
Publication date: 5th February 2007
Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Genres: Historical Fiction,
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About Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel is the internationally renowned author of the bestselling Longitude – winner of the 1997 British Book of the Year Award – Galileo’s Daughter and The Planets. She is also an award-winning former science reporter for the New York Times and writes frequently about science for several magazines, including the New Yorker, Audubon, Discover, Life and Omni. She lives in East Hampton, New York.

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