Latitude (Paperback)

The Magnetic Earth

Stephen Pumfrey

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Unfolding the drama of Gilbert’s discoveries, this book climaxes with an exploration of geomagnetism, via the story of the logitude schemes so crucial today’s seafarers.

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Latitude and the Magnetic Earth by Stephen Pumfrey

William Gilbert (1544-1603) was the most distinguished man of science in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The first person to use the terms electric attraction, electrical force and magnetic pole, he is considered to be the fa… Read more »



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ISBN: 9781840464863

Price: GBP 6.99, USD 11.95, CAD 15.00, USD 11.95

Pages: 256

Publication date: 04-09-2003


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