Book Discussion: Longitude, Main Library

This program was on Nov 27, 2018
Event type: 
Books & Authors
Target audience: 
Adults
Seniors

Longitude by Dava Sobel
Centuries before GPS, mariners struggled to measure longitude.  Failure to accurately determine longitude could result in tragic loss of life and cargo.  The British Parliament offered a substantial prize to the individual who could resolve this problem.  Enter John Harrison, a clockmaker who would spend 40 years creating and perfecting the instrument that would simplify this critical problem.  Limited copies available at the popular materials desk.

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