A Special Edition of Anthroforum: High Stakes and High Seas
A Special Edition of Anthroforum
Thursday, April 17, 2014
4-5 pm in Performing Arts Center (PAC) Room 134
High Stakes and High Seas:
The Race to Invent the World’s First Chronometer
Dava Sobel, Celebrity Science writer and author, comes to CSU Chico to recount the story of the how the Harrison’s Ship Chronometer was invented and its impact on world history. Her award-winning book Longitude was at the top of the bestseller charts for most of the year and still captures reader’s imaginations who are curious about the Age of Sail. This is a story of intrigue, chicanery, and nerdy science worthy of an episode of Sherlock Holmes. The Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, the Departments of Anthropology and History will co-host a special edition of the campus AnthroForum on Thursday, April 17, 2014 dedicated to the invention of the Harrison’s chronometer in 1762.