Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington

Volume 2. The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

$46.00 ( ) USD

  • Author: Louis Brown, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC
  • Date Published: May 2005
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511079245

$ 46.00 USD ( )
Adobe eBook Reader

You will be taken to ebooks.com for this purchase
Buy eBook Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, Paperback


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • 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
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • 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

    Preface
    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
    Epilogue
    References and notes.

  • Author

    Louis Brown, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington DC

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×