The Longitude Prize

The Longitude Prize

Writing Stage
Published On
2000
ISBN
0374346364
ISBN13
9780374346362
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

By the start of the eighteenth century, many thousands of sailors had perished at sea because their captains had no way of knowing longitude, their east-west location. Latitude, the north-south position, was easy enough, but once out of sight of land not eve
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