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Author: SOBEL, DAVA.
Title: LONGITUDE. The Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time.
Description: London. Fourth Estate, 1996., First British edition. The story of John Harrison's amazing invention, a clock which could keep precise time at sea, his efforts over 40 years to build this chronometer, and claim the prize of £20,000, a fortune in 1714. 184 pages, bibliography and index. Near fine except previous owner's name on endpaper. Near fine d./w., priced £12.00 1996
Keywords: Harrison chronometer longitude clocks timepiece Barrow
Price: GBP 4.00 = appr. US$ 5.71 Seller: GBL Books
- Book number: 2238
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