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    Marine chronometer by Gould
    From: Alexandre Eremenko
    Date: 2007 Nov 06, 13:32 -0800

    Recently, Mike brought to our attention that a reprint of this book is
    going to
    be published and that they already cell it.
    Does any list member has the book (or has read it, or knows anything
    about its
    contents). If yes, could you please say few words on what it is really
    about?
    
    Before spending $50 I would like to know something about the book and
    I could
    not find out anything. My previous experience with buying books on
    chronometers
    was disappointing. I do not even mention the complete junk by Dava
    Sobel,
    but I also bought the book of Tony Mercer (descendant of a British
    chronometer-maker)
    which is completely void of substance.
    The only thing in this book which possible has some value
    is the (very incomplete) list of chronometer-makers in the end.
    
    So I would like to know at least approximately what is contained in
    the Gould book.
    Does he discuss any technical details about chronometers, or only
    tells the
    story (told million times) how Harrison invented them?
    
    Alex.
    
    
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