Book Review

Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude

By Chris Szepessy

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Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude tells the story of the many attempts to solve what the British dubbed the “longitude problem.” Authors Richard Dunn and Rebekah Higgitt recount the pursuit of the measurement of longitude at sea, which stumped some of the finest minds of Western civilization for nearly 300 years.

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