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The Resource Earth's magnetism in the age of sail, A.R.T. Jonkers

Earth's magnetism in the age of sail, A.R.T. Jonkers

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Earth's magnetism in the age of sail
Title
Earth's magnetism in the age of sail
Statement of responsibility
A.R.T. Jonkers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From about 1600 to 1800 scientists and mariners made increasingly sophisticated attempts to understand the Earth's magnetic field and use it in navigation. Europeans had long understood the difference between the magnetic and true north, but why did it vary as one traversed the sea? Could this variation be used to pinpoint longitude? Drawing on a wealth of unpublished sources - including manuals, treatises, sailing directions, and logbooks in a half-dozen languages - A. R. T. Jonkers explores these early efforts both for what they reveal about the history of science and navigation and as a unique record of the actual changes in the Earth's magnetic field. The result, a combination of science and history, will appeal to a broad audience of specialists as well as general readers."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jonkers, A. R. T.
Dewey number
538/.7/09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC813
LC item number
.J66 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geomagnetism
  • Compass
  • Navigation
Label
Earth's magnetism in the age of sail, A.R.T. Jonkers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49553654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780801871320
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002005384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Earth's magnetism in the age of sail, A.R.T. Jonkers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [285]-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49553654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 300 pages
Isbn
9780801871320
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002005384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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