The Longitude Prize

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Sunday, November 15, 2009 - 18:00
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Longitude Prize
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Written by Joan Dash. Illustrated by Dusan Petricic. Published by Farrar Straus and Giroux/Frances Foster Books.
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Set in the exciting historical framework of the 18th century, The Longitude Prize chronicles the invention of a seagoing clock by John Harrison and the surrounding scientific, economic and political activity of 18th-century Great Britain. Petricic's black-and-white illustrations chart with levity Harrison's drive to solve the longitude problem with his clocks and his struggle to receive recognition for his ultimate achievement. A detailed glossary and concise timeline complement the book's bibliography and index. Sibert Honor Book

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The Longitude Prize
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