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The Discovery of Longitude

ISBN: 9781455616374 | 1455616370
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pelican Pub Co Inc
Pub. Date: 9/14/2012

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More than three hundred years ago, explorers wandered the seas using unreliable maps. What they really needed to know was the longitude of their locations. This nonfiction book for young readers tells the fascinating story of how carpenter John Harrison won the British government prize for building a clock that provided the necessary information.

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