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

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Dava Sobel
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Sherri M.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781415953419
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A clockmaker fits the heavens in a watch case and changes the world.

Sea navigation and the lives of thousands of sailors depended on mostly luck and some science. When a generous reward is offered to solve the problem of finding longitude the race pits astronomer against astronomer until a watchmaker brings the stars down to earth.