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He wrested the worlds whereabouts from the stars, and locked the secret in a pocket watch.
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He wrested the world's whereabouts from the stars, and locked the secret in a pocket watch.

— Dava Sobel

[John] Harrison [could not] express himself clearly in writing ... No matter how brilliantly ideas formed in his mind, or crystallized in his clockworks, his verbal descriptions failed to shine with the same light ... The first sentence [of his last published work] runs on, virtually unpunctuated, for twenty-five pages. Dava Sobel, Longitude, p66

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Today, the latitude and longitude lines govern with more authority than I could have imagined forty-odd years ago, for they stay fixed as the world changes its configuration underneath them-with continents adrift across a widening sea, and national boundaries repeatedly redrawn by war or peace.

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