Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time [Audiobook] download free by Dava Sobel

Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time Audiobook download free by Dava Sobel
  • Listen audiobook: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time
  • Author: Dava Sobel
  • Release date: 2007/3/13
  • Publisher: WALKER & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9780802715296
  • Rating: 9.7 of 10
  • Votes: 391
  • Review by: Alivia Canfield
  • Review rating: 9.71 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/25
  • Duration: 2H16M35S in 256 kbps (36.8 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-09-09
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: WAV, OPUS, MPEG4, FLAC, Vorbis, MP3, WMA (compression LZMA, RAR, AZW, ZIP, CBZ)
  • Total pages original book: 184
  • Includes a PDF summary of 18 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 13M16S (3.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of one man's forty-year obsession to find a solution to the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-'the longitude problem.'Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that 'the longitude problem' was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. 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. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution-a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a new window on our world.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Navigation & Seamanship, Inventions & Inventors, Ships & Shipping, Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Download servers: Mediafire, Microsoft OneDrive, CloudMe, FileServe, FreakShare, Uploaded, Novafile, 4Shared. Compressed in LZMA, RAR, AZW, ZIP, CBZ
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.33 USD
  • Dimensions: 118x187x15mm
  • Weight: 204g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States

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