Longiture

Spring Branch-Memorial Library -- The Page Turners

LongitudeTitle to be discussed: Longitude, by Dava Sobel.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 6:30pm.  Summary: "Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day -- and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of live...

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