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Before global positioning systems and modern map making, the concept of longitude was just a dream. Without its guidance, navigation in the 1700s was both unpredictable and deadly until one man solved the mystery. Richard Dreyfuss narrates this dramatic recreation of longitude's difficult birth, and the remarkable history-making life of a country carpenter named John Harrison. Go back in time to see history, and longitude, in the making.
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amazing determination

By Terry

from Chicago Illinois

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude DVD:

This DVD was very educational. It showed what the problem was and what he had to go through to solve the problem using what was available back in his time.The determination considering it took almost his life time to do it and how he was almost depribed of his prize once he acomplished it. The closing statement of how modern GPS units still depend on his method of knowing where we are today was so fitting. I really enjoyed watching this from begining to the end.

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SEARCH FOR LONGITUDE IS GREAT

By Salsa and Sailing

from PORT HUENEME, CA

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Comments about PBS NOVA: Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude DVD:

I have a special interest in navigation since I sail and since I am preparing a speech on the topic. "Longitude" was wonderful both as a teaching tool and in terms of entertainment. I felt that I had a much better grasp of the topic than I had gotten in all my reading. This was truly outstanding! Of course, I love science and navigation and this took me to a higher level.

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