🕰John Harrison, a self-taught clockmaker from Lincolnshire, succeeded in solving one of the 18th century’s greatest scientific problems.
🕰Allowing sailors to find their longitude, his timepiece H4 revolutionised navigation and helped save thousands of lives. Today, H4 and Harrison’s other timekeepers are treasures of the Museum’s collection.
🕰Learn more about his fascinating life and achievements in a new edition of John Harrison and the Quest for Longitude by Jonathan Betts, illustrated with beautiful technical drawings that bring Harrison’s incredible creations to life. https://bit.ly/HarrisonQuestRMG
John and the Quest for Longitude is a fascinating account of one man driven by the need to solve one of the greatest practical problems of his time. Harrison produced his four famous "H" timepieces, helping revolutionise navigation at sea, and saving many thousands of lives. Every purchase supports....