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The Quest for Longitude: The Proceedings of the Longitude Symposium Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts November 4-6, 1993

ISBN13: 9780964432901
ISBN: 0964432900
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $75.0
Publisher: Collection of Historical Scientific Instrumen
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Pages: 437
Average Goodreads rating: 4.50/5 (10 ratings)

The Quest for Longitude is described by Dava Sobel, author of Longitude, as "the definitive work on the history of finding longitude at sea." This wonderfully illustrated volume, which includes the work of twenty experts including Alistair Cooke, relates this remarkable story within the context of several disciplines, including astronomy, cartography, mathematics, navigation, science, and time.