Season 26, Episode 1 Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude

First Aired: October 6, 1998

The story of the 18th-century clock maker who developed a chronometer to measure longitude at sea. Included: an interview with Dava Sobel, author of the 1995 book “Longitude.” Narrator: Richard Dreyfuss.

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  • Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)

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