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Longitude

The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time - 140 - 45249

Taschenbuch von Dava Sobel

70199150
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Artikel-Nr.:
70199150
Im Sortiment seit:
12.05.2011
Erscheinungsdatum:
12/2005
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Sobel, Dava
Verlag:
Harper Collins Publ. UK
Originalsprache:
Englisch
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Sachbuch
Ratgeber
Seiten:
183
Gewicht:
170 gr
Beschreibung
Tenth anniversary edition of the bestseller. Dramatic human story of the epic scientific quest for a method to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, "Longitude" is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking. "Sobel has done the impossible and made horology sexy" "New Scientist"
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Includes PS Section The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil Armstrong. The international number one bestseller - over 1 million copies sold in the UK alone Includes a new Foreword by Neil Armstrong 'Perhaps the most famous book about getting lost since The Odyssey' Sunday Telegraph 'An extraordinary tale of political intrigue and academic back-biting, of intellectual brilliance, and mechanical genius, of heroic endeavours and downright dishonesty ! a superb achievement' Spectator 'In an enthralling gem of a book, Sobel spins an amazing tale of political intrigue, foul play, scientific discovery and personal ambition' Publishers Weekly 'This brief history of time is a fine tribute to a man who changed the world' Irish Times
Information zum Autor
Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science reporter for the New York Times and writes frequently about science for several magazines, including Audubon, Discover, Life and Omni.
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