by Dava Sobel and William J.H. Andrewes
Newly reissued, the fully illustrated edition of the international bestseller.
In The Illustrated Longitude William Andrewes, the man who organized and hosted the Longitude Symposium that inspired Dava Sobel's book, has joined her to create a richly illustrated version of her classic story of John Harrison and the invention of the chronometer, which could keep precise time at sea. The Illustrated Longitude contains the entire original narrative of Longitude, redesigned to accompany 178 images chosen by Andrewes: from portraits of every figure in the story to maps, diagrams, and photographs of John Harrison's remarkable clocks. Andrewes's elegant captions tell their own dramatic story, illuminating Sobel's memorable tale.
Dava Sobel is the bestselling author of Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, and The Planets, coauthor of The Illustrated Longitude, and editor of Letters to Father. She lives in East Hampton, New York.
William J. H. Andrewes was curator of Harvard's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments and convener of the Longitude Symposium.
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Maps