Category: Science/Nature
Longitude – The unlikely triumph of an English genius – Just 99p 0 comments

Anyone alive in the 18th century would have known that ‘the longitude problem’ was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives hung on a resolution.
The quest for a solution had occupied scientists and their patrons for the better part of two centuries when, in 1714, Parliament upped the ante by offering a king’s ransom (£20,000) to anyone whose method or device proved successful. The scientific establishment throughout Europe had mapped the heavens in both hemispheres in its certain pursuit of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, one man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution.
Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, LONGITUDE is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation and clockmaking. Buy it today for only 99p.
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Enemy – On the Bones of Gods #1 – Dark fantasy – Just 99p 0 comments

Snow is many things. A half-blood assassin who’s quick with a blade. A conjuror with the power to manipulate shadows. A sharp-witted smuggler who looks after herself first and no one second. What she has never been is trusting, so when a northern stranger helps her escape two Republic soldiers, she’s more than a little suspicious.
Joining forces with someone as deadly as Snow isn’t easy for an outcast like Veiko, who hears the dead, whether he wants to or not. But as a clanless outlaw, he doesn’t have many options. When the two of them uncover a conspiracy that could tear the land apart, they form an unlikely partnership. But as they grow closer, their enemies grow stronger, and Snow will need to make a choice: sacrifice her partner…or damn the Republic to war.
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