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    Book recommendation: Finding Longitude
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2015 Feb 20, 13:34 -0800

    There are a number of recent books on navigation treated broadly and/or historically. Some are good, others not. I would like to recommend one that I think is excellent. It's "Finding Longitude" by Richard Dunn and Rebekah Higgitt. This is in some ways a 'coffee table book' since it's the official publication of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, UK intended to accompany their "Quest for Longitude" exhibit (last year was the 300th anniversary of the Lonagitude Act and Prize). It's loaded with great illustrations and photos of exhibit items, but it is much more than that. By letter grade, I give it a solid "A" (for comparison, I usually give Sobel's "Longitude", now 20 years old, a B/B- ...).Buy it. Here's an amazon link. You could also check abebooks (owned by amazon, but managed separately).

    Frank Reed
    Conanicut Island USA


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