About this book
Tenth anniversary edition of the bestseller. Dramatic human story of the epic scientific quest for a method to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, "Longitude" is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking. "Sobel has done the impossible and made horology sexy" "New Scientist"
The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil Armstrong.