Latitude & the magnetic earth

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Icon, Nov 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 249 pages
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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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Stephen Pumfrey tells the story of a treatise written by William Gilbert (1544-1603) on his theory of magnetic philosophy. Gilbert claimed that the Earth is a giant magnet (or lodestone, as they ... Read full review


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