30th Mar 2016

Longitude - Dava Sobel

This one has sat on my shelf for ages. I thought I had read it. It was so similiar to 'The map that changes the world' that I passed it by.

This is as compelling and informative story about the development of a clock to determine longitude at sea in the 17th century.

An easy read at under 200 pages but fascinating. I liked the amateur enthusiast story compared to expert scientists. It follows the trajectory of a major need to cheap production.