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The Birth of Navigational Science

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Product description

Sub - title "The solving in the 18th century of the problem of finding longitude at sea".
As might be imagined Harrison features prominently in this booklet but he is put in context, with the foundation of the Observatory, the prize and the work of other contenders.
National Maritime Museum monographs and reports no 10 of 1974. Soft cover with stapled binding: no rust. The front cover is a little grubby but there are no marks.
A fascinating tale.

Item details

Author(s):
E G Forbes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.5 x 21 cm approx
Edition:
1974
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
25
Publisher:
Maritime Museum
Title:
The Birth of Navigational Science

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Sub - title "The solving in the 18th century of the problem of finding longitude at sea".
As might be imagined Harrison features prominently in this booklet but he is put in context, with the foundation of the Observatory, the prize and the work of other contenders.
National Maritime Museum monographs and reports no 10 of 1974. Soft cover with stapled binding: no rust. The front cover is a little grubby but there are no marks.
A fascinating tale.

Author(s):
E G Forbes
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.5 x 21 cm approx
Edition:
1974
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
25
Publisher:
Maritime Museum
Title:
The Birth of Navigational Science

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