Includes PS Section The tenth anniversary edition of the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a new Foreword by the celebrated astronaut Neil Armstrong. The international number one bestseller - over 1 million copies sold in the UK alone Includes a new Foreword by Neil Armstrong 'Perhaps the most famous book about getting lost since The Odyssey' Sunday Telegraph 'An extraordinary tale of political intrigue and academic back-biting, of intellectual brilliance, and mechanical genius, of heroic endeavours and downright dishonesty ! a superb achievement' Spectator 'In an enthralling gem of a book, Sobel spins an amazing tale of political intrigue, foul play, scientific discovery and personal ambition' Publishers Weekly 'This brief history of time is a fine tribute to a man who changed the world' Irish Times
Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science reporter for the New York Times and writes frequently about science for several magazines, including Audubon, Discover, Life and Omni.
Dava Sobel has written a gem of a book...one of the best reads for the non-scientific writing to come along for many a moon." Financial Times "A true life thriller, jam-packed with political intrigue, international warfare, personal feuds and financial skullduggery." Daily Mail "Rarely have I enjoyed a book as much as Dava Sobel's Longitude. She has an extraordinary gift of making difficult ideas clear." Daily Telegraph