|Plot Summary of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius|
|"The reatest scientific problem of the modern era, and John Harrison solved it all on his own. One man, one time piece. Anyone interested in the intrigue of the next invention or the history of science, this book will make your week."
Scott Pickle, Ph.D., Resident Scholar
|"John Harrison invented a mechanical method to measure longitude, in 1714 The English Parliament offered a big reward because the sailors got lost easily during their explorations. "
omar gonzalez, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius|
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Kind Of History
Time of history:
- 18th century
History of a journey/colonization?
Kind of journey?
- boat travel
History of a science?
Kind of science
- Mechanical Engineering
Subjects of this Historical Account
Religion? (if plays a major part)
Ethnicity (if plays a major part)
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
From a certain profession/group?
- simple laborers
Intelligence of subject of
If applicable, liberal/conservative?
- Historian is moderately conservative
How much gore?
- 5 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 5 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel...
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses mostly on history of key players
- Focuses on brief history of a lot of players
How much romance?
- 2 ()
Historical short story collection?
Minor characters feature lots of:
Is this a kid's book?
- Ages 14-16
- Ages 16-Adult
- Necessary maps provided
Length of book
- 150-200 pages
How much emphasis on small details?
- 4 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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