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Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

Volume 2. The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

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  • Author: Louis Brown, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC
  • Date Published: May 2005
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  • isbn: 9780511079245

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  • The second of five Histories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington describes the work of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Since its beginning in 1904, the department has witnessed an astonishingly broad range of research projects, from terrestrial magnetism, ionospheric physics and geochemistry to biophysics and planetary science. Many contemporary photographs illustrate some of the remarkable expeditions and instruments developed in the pursuit of scientific understanding.

    • Part of a five volume set describing the history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington
    • Illustrated with photographs from the Institution archives
    • Complete history of the scientific development and successes of the department
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    • Date Published: May 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511079245
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Establishment
    2. Cruises and war
    3. Expeditions
    4. Measurements - magnetic and electric
    5. The Fleming transition
    6. The last cruise
    7. The magnetic observatories and final land observations
    8. The ionosphere
    9. Collaboration and evaluation
    10. The Tesla coil
    11. The Van de Graaff
    12. The nuclear force
    13. Fission
    14. Cosmic rays
    15. The proximity fuze and the war effort
    16. The Tuve transition
    17. Post-war nuclear physics
    18. The cyclotron
    19. Biophysics
    20. Explosion seismology
    21. Isotope geology
    22. Radio astronomy
    23. Image tubes
    24. Computers
    25. Earthquake seismology
    26. Strainmeters
    27. The Bolton and Wetherill years
    28. Astronomy
    29. The Solar System
    30. Geochemistry
    31. Island-arc volcanoes
    32. Seismology revisited
    33. Geochemistry and cosmochemistry
    34. The Solomon transition
    35. The support staff
    References and notes.

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    Louis Brown, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC

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