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illustrated longitude

Dava Sobel

illustrated longitude

by Dava Sobel

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Published by Fourth Estate in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Harrison, John, -- 1693-1776.,
  • Chronometers -- History.,
  • Clock and watch makers -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Longitude -- Measurement -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementDava Sobel and William J.H. Andrewes.
    ContributionsAndrewes, William J. H., 1950-, Sobel, Dava.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB225 .S63 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination216 p. :
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21479228M
    ISBN 101857027140

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It consists of Dava Sobel's original text, this time swaddled in illustrations intended to supplement Sobel's prose with. Play Book Tag: Longitude:The True Story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time by Dava Sobel 4 stars: 5 PM Play Book Tag: [Listopia] Longitude: the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time – Dava Sobel - 4 stars: 4 AM4/5.

Dava Sobel's book first came without illustrations, but to meet reader demands, her publisher released the Illustrated Longitude. It Includes beautiful color and 73 black & white illustrations.

Longitude describes how scientists tried to find a way to determine east-west locations at sea. The Illustrated Longitude is a fascinating history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking.

Lavishly produced with over illustrations, The Illustrated Longitude has much new material to help the reader learn more of John Harrison’s extraordinary story and his times/5(K). The Illustrated Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time / Edition 1 available in Paperback.

Add to Wishlist. ISBN Sobel republished her addictive tale of invention and discovery as a grown-up picture book-the kind, like Bryson's, that you just want to steal away with Price: $   Roughly one-quarter of the many letters I received after the publication of Longitude complained that the book contained no pictures, maps, or diagrams.

This loudly expressed interest in illustrations led to The Illustrated Longitude, published simultaneously in England and the United States inwith images selected and captioned by my co-author, William J. Andrewes. The Illustrated Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain could pinpoint his ship's location at sea.

All too often throughout the ages of exploration, voyages ended in disaster when crew and cargo were either lost at sea or destroyed upon the rocks of an unexpected landfall.4/5(K).

The Illustrated Longitude User Review - Book Verdict. After her runaway hit Longitude, Sobel republished her addictive tale of invention and discovery as a grown-up picture book-the kind, like Bryson's, that you just want to steal away with and dive into. The illustrated longitude Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.

Moreover, its worth binge-reading this book rather than watch equivalent 3-hr movie of s in p on Youtube. Being of less than pages to read, i finished it within 5 hr. This book requires almost no pre-requisite scientific knowledge as it simply explains Pages: As I understand it, the collaborative THE ILLUSTRATED LONGITUDE repeats verbatim the unillustrated text LONGITUDE by Dava Sobel.

At the same time it is enlarged by illustrations and side panels explaining those illustrations supplied by William J. Andrewes. Andrewes's book reported on the three days of a Longitude symposium.

Longitude is a wonderful story, wonderfully told.” — Diane Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses “The marine chronometer is a glorious and fascinating object, but it is not a simple one, and its explanation calls for a writer as skilled with words as the watchmakers were with their tools; happily such a writer has been found /5().

The Illustrated Longitude brings a new and important dimension to Dava Sobel's celebrated story. It contains the entire original narrative of Longitude, redesigned to accompany images chosen by William Andrewes-- from portraints of every important figure in the story to maps and diagrams, scientifc instruments, and John Harrison's 4/5(K).

The Illustrated Longitude contains the entire text of Longitude, redesigned to accompany the images that Will Andrewes has chosen to accompany the original narrative: from portraits of every important figure in the story to maps, diagrams and photographs of scientific instruments.

The illustrated longitude. [Dava Sobel; William J H Andrewes] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel; William J H Andrewes.

Find more information about: ISBN: A fully illustrated edition of the international best-seller Longitude. The Illustrated Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain could pinpoint his ship's location at sea.

All too often throughout the ages of exploration, voyages ended in disaster when crew and cargo 4/5(51K). The Illustrated Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain could pinpoint his ship's location at sea.

All too often throughout the ages of exploration, voyages ended in disaster when crew and cargo were either lost at sea /5(64). Longitude, Dava Sobel's no.1 bestseller, is the elegant biography of the lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his times.

With new material from Dava Sobel and William Andrewes, and illustrated with over integrated photographs, The Illustrated Longitude is the essential book for everyone who fell in love with John Harrison's story and wants to know more.5/5(1).

The Illustrated Longitude is a must. I previously read Dava Sobel's non-illustrated edition of "Longitude" and was fascinated by the story she spun so when she teamed up with William Andrewes for an "Ilustrated Longitude" I knew I was hooked.

The illustrated version is a must for collectors, connoisseurs and historians alike.5/5(3). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Longitude by Dava Sobel,Walker edition, in English The illustrated longitude ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by:   The Illustrated Edition. Roughly one-quarter of the many letters I received after the publication of Longitude complained that the book contained no pictures, maps, or diagrams.

This loudly expressed interest in illustrations led to The Illustrated Longitude, published simultaneously in England and the United States inwith images Author: Dava Sobel.Get this from a library!

The illustrated longitude. [Dava Sobel; William J H Andrewes] -- Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. The quest for a solution had.