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Published on Oct 8, 2012
The Discovery of Longitude By Joan Marie Galat and illustrated by Wes Lowe
This historical picture book tells the story of carpenter, John Harrison, who devoted his life to solving the problem of how to find longitude at sea. His efforts put an end to the dangers of sailors wandering the oceans with unreliable maps. The story involves a great prize and a king, as well as explaining how Greenwich Mean Time came to be established. Published by Pelican Publishing Company.