With a timekeeper sailors would be able to know the time back at their home port and calculate the longitude. But no one knew how to design such a clock. John Harrison, an Englishman without any scientific training, worked tirelessly for more than forty years to create a perfect clock. Together with beautifully detailed pictures by Erik Blegvad, Louise Borden’s text takes the reader through the drama, disappointments, and successes that filled Harrison’s quest to invent the perfect sea clock.
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