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The Resource North Pole, South Pole : the epic quest to understand the great mystery of the Earth's magnetism, Gillian Turner

North Pole, South Pole : the epic quest to understand the great mystery of the Earth's magnetism, Gillian Turner

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North Pole, South Pole : the epic quest to understand the great mystery of the Earth's magnetism
Title
North Pole, South Pole
Title remainder
the epic quest to understand the great mystery of the Earth's magnetism
Statement of responsibility
Gillian Turner
Title variation
North Pole, South Pole
Title variation remainder
the quest to understand Earths magnetism
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Earth's magnetic shield is essential to life on Earth because it deflects the sun's violent and toxic rays. Magnetism itself has been, throughout human history, the main method of navigation , and is even used by migrating birds and animals
Summary
Turner (physics, Victoria University) narrates the human quest to understand the Earth's magnetic field that recently culminated in the computer modeling of the field. After reviewing early observations by the Greeks and Chinese about the magnetic properties of lodestone, the book describes research performed by William Gilbert, Edmond Halley, Karl Friedrich Gauss, Hans Orsted, Ander Marie Ampere, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, and modern geophysicists. B&w diagrams and a glossary are provided. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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365123
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BT
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1955-
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Turner, Gillian
Dewey number
538
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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Geomagnetism
Target audience
adult
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the quest to understand Earth's magnetism
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North Pole, South Pole : the epic quest to understand the great mystery of the Earth's magnetism, Gillian Turner
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000045635475
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780958275002
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
North Pole, South Pole : the epic quest to understand the great mystery of the Earth's magnetism, Gillian Turner
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000045635475
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 274 p.
Isbn
9780958275002
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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