Reading: Longitude by Dava Sobel


Summary

A while back Craig Burton recommended Dava Sobel's book Longitude to me. The book is a fascinating and easy to read tale of the problem of finding longitude and how a self-educated clock maker named John Harrison finally succeeded in building not one, but four time pieces with sufficient accuracy. Like any good story, there are twists and turns in the plot--even an antihero. Sobel brings the history to life. I found myself picking up the book any chance I got to find out what would happen next.

A while back Craig Burton recommended Dava Sobel's Longitude to me. The book is a fascinating and easy to read tale of the problem of finding longitude and how a self-educated clock maker named John Harrison finally succeeded in building not one, but four time pieces with sufficient accuracy. Like any good story, there are twists and turns in the plot--even an antihero. Sobel brings the history to life. I found myself picking up the book any chance I got to find out what would happen next.