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Bill is joined by David Rooney, the Science Museum's Curator of Time, Navigation and Transport, who tells the story of the John Harrison Clock and the inventor's quest to solve the longitude problem.
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  • EvaGM
  • 10-05-18

Light and entertaining.

An easy listen, garnished with entertaining anecdotes about the people behind these scientific achievements. Can't award the five stars because the host and guests sound a bit too much like primary school teachers making things very, very simple for children to understand. I personally wouldn't have minded a bit more technical detail; on the other hand, the historical context is well presented.

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  • Nigel C
  • 08-01-18

Bill Bryson makes it all sound easy

Love the series, Bill does a great job of explaining things, and I've learnt new stuff