The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1861

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 28, 2013 - History - 726 pages
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The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The 1861 volume has a strong East Asian focus, and includes a description of the tragic destruction of Beijing's Summer Palace. Scientific articles cover the previous year's solar eclipse, an earthquake and tsunami, and recent advances in geology (ranging from the work of Sedgwick and Lyell, who also feature in the Cambridge Library Collection, to Murchison's research that enabled him to recognise gold-bearing rocks from Australia). An essay on the French navy (translated from the French) aims to shed light on a possible threat, and a list of naval promotions includes the magazine editor's appointment as Rear-Admiral of the Blue.
 

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Contents

Paétignléréi of Lights Recently Established 102 165 218 397 566
1
Another Batch of Bottles 509
13
Piracy in the East 169
49
Fanning Islandan Incident 432
50
Lunar Equinoctials 69 164 190 263 342 384 492
71
Magnetic Variation By G B Airy Astronomer Royal 344
102
The Physical Geography of the Sea and its Meteorology By M
111
Testimonial to Captain Cracroft of H M S Niger 549
200
The Replenishing the Lower Ranks of the Navy from the Mercantile
366
The Summer Palace of the Chinese Emperors 91
386
The Channel Islands and their Defences
423
a Turkish Tale of Real Life 65
493
BirdCatching on the South Arran Islands 236
509
Changes in the Whale Fishery
555
Waters of the Amazons 231
567
Channel Ports 19
579

AustraliaNorthEast and North Coasts
221
The Mauritius Hurricanes of February and March 1861 643
222
Winds and their Coursesa Practical Exposition of the Laws
343
The Reefs of Pernambuco
345
Crossing the Line 513
622
New Charts 56 110 167 280 398 456 512 568
694
Electric Cables 621
701
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