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    Originally posted by Gibbon View Post
    Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time: Amazon.co.uk: Dava Sobel: 8601410024017: Books

    The scientific establishment throughout Europe - from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton - had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, LONGITUDE is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking.

    The heroic against the establishment, sometimes things need shaking up and for the little man to have his say against an elitist tyranny.
    That is a fantastic book.
    Old Greg - In search of acceptance since Mar 2007. Hoping each leap will be his last.

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