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  • Great reading

    In the age of GPS and smart phones that tell us where we are, it's easy to forget that not too long ago navigation was a mix of art and science and many a sailor met their death due to the inherent inaccuracies and difficulties. Dava Sobel traces the history of how the elusive issue of determining longitude was finally solved, and it's a great story that also speaks of the injustice of Britain c controlled by a rigid class system. Easy to read and engaging, a fantastic book.

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  • A good read

    Interesting subject written in a style that keeps your attention. I like this author.

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  • A well exlained happening of events

    Well who would have thought it would take so long and be so fasinating, the struggle between clock makers and star charts and the winner needs to involve the king for faur play .

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  • Longitude

    A book I enjoyed thoroughly. The author writes with enthusiasm and a certain wry humour of the all too human proponents in this fascinating tale. And science is presented as the truly absorbing basis of all our lives and mankind's achievements it is.

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  • A great read

    An interesting book about the struggles to solving the longitude problem. Would recommend to anyone who is even slightly interested in science and/or history.

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