NOVA: Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude DVD

$19.95
Item #: WB9812
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 ... More
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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.

Producer: David R. Axelrod
Production Year: 2008
Copyright Year: 1998
Narrator: Richard Dreyfuss
Discs: 1
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Full Screen

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Salsa S.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/24/21
SEARCH FOR LONGITUDE IS GREAT
Review by Salsa S. on 03/24/21 review stating SEARCH FOR LONGITUDE IS GREAT
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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Wit J.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
03/24/21
misleading information
Review by Wit J. on 03/24/21 review stating misleading information
I bought Lost at Sea from Amazon. I live in Poland in Europe. I did not expect that the film is only for region 1. There was no information about it. On the shoppbs.org page there is no such information too. I lost a lot of money and I can not see the movie. Any suggestion?
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Pat
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude.
Review by Pat on 07/17/20 review stating Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude.
Although I thought I was ordering the movie version and was somewhat disappointed to see that instead it was a documentary, I still thoroughly enjoyed this very informative story of how the search for longitude was finally perfected.
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Terry
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
amazing determination
Review by Terry on 07/17/20 review stating amazing determination
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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