Book Discussion: Longitude, Main Library

This program was on Nov 27, 2018
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Books & Authors
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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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