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Lost at Sea [videorecording]: The Search for Longitude

a Nova Production by Green Umbrella LLC for WGBH Boston and BBC Horizon in association with Sveriges Television ; telescript and produced by David R. Axelrod ; directed by Peter Jones
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Recounts how John Harrison discovered the concept of longitude in the 18th century, thus making the waters safe for navigation.
Director
Peter Jones
Performers
Narrator, Richard Dreyfuss ; Patrick Malahide (John Harrison).
Release Date
1998
Run Time
54 min.
Language
Closed captioned
Notes
  • Based on the book Longitude by Dava Sobel.
  • Videodisc release of a program from the PBS series Nova, which also ran as an episode of the BBC series Horizon.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.
  • Special features include: printable materials for educators; access to the Nova Web site.
Variant Title
Search for longitude
Related Title
Horizon (Television program)
Nova (Television program)
ISBN
9781593758080, 1593758081
Credits
Director of photography, Brian McDairmont ; editor, Eve Gage ; music composed by Dan Jones ; executive producer, Paula S. Apsell.
Published
[South Burlington, Vt.] : WGBH Boston Video, 2008.
Publisher no.
WG28079 WGBH
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

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