9781455616374

The Discovery of Longitude

  • ISBN 13:

    9781455616374

  • ISBN 10:

    1455616370

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 09/14/2012
  • Publisher: Pelican Pub Co Inc

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

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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