How John Harrison Solved The Problem Of Longitude

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In our modern era we take for granted the ease of international travel.  We give hardly a thought to the difficulties that our ancestors faced when trying to move from one part of the globe to another.  But make no mistake:  those difficulties were very real and acted as barriers to movement.  We will consider one of the most famous of these navigational problems, the measurement of longitude.

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