Longitude - Film Tie-in Edition

by Dava Sobel | History | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1841153176 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rosiewhippet of Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 4/9/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by rosiewhippet from Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 09, 2006

Longitude is the dramatic true story of an epic scientific quest. The 'longitude problem' was the thorniest dilemma of the eighteenth century. Lacking the ability to measure longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration has been literally lost at sea.

At the heart of Dava Sobel's facinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking stands the figure of John Harrison, Yorkshire clockmacker, and his forty-year battle to build the perfect timekeeper and claim the £20,000 reward offered by parliment.

Journal Entry 2 by rosiewhippet from Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Offering as a RABCK. Closes 14/04/06

The Winner was Pequete - Portugal.
Will mail it in the next couple of weeks.

Enjoy Rosiewhippet. x

Journal Entry 3 by rosiewhippet at Controlled release in Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Thursday, May 04, 2006

Released 12 yrs ago (5/4/2006 UTC) at Controlled release in Bragança, Bragança Portugal



Sending onto Pequete as a RABCK.

Mailed 04/05/06 - Surface Mail

Enjoy the Book!
Rosiewhippet. x

Journal Entry 4 by Pequete from Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Wednesday, May 10, 2006
It has just arrived! Thank you Rosiewhippet, will read it asap!

Journal Entry 5 by Pequete at Bragança, Bragança Portugal on Saturday, June 11, 2016
It took me too long to get to this book, but at least it was not catching dust in my bookshelves all these years, as it was read by two other people in the meantime - my dad and my husband, who both liked it a lot. And today I have just finished it myself. I haven't seen the film, therefore I think I enjoyed the book even more. I really liked all the historical information told in such a captivating way and I found myself despairing along with Harrison through all the hardships he went through to receive his well deserved prize.
Thank you for sharing, Rosiewhippet. The book is now available for new readers.

Journal Entry 6 by Pequete at Portela de Sacavém, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal on Friday, February 16, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (2/16/2018 UTC) at Portela de Sacavém, Lisboa (distrito) Portugal


On its way to the winner of Arvores' 2017/18 Winter Lottery - I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Journal Entry 7 by Pierrot-Moon at Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Yesss! I am the winner :)
Now it's with me. Thank you Pequete.

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