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Volume 3. Navigational Affairs

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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108029797

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  • William Thomson, Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), was educated at Glasgow and Cambridge. While only in his twenties, he was awarded the University of Glasgow's chair in natural philosophy, which he was to hold for over fifty years. He is best known through the Kelvin, the unit of measurement of temperature named after him in consequence of his development of an absolute scale of temperature. These volumes collect together Kelvin's lectures for a wider audience. In a convivial but never condescending style, he outlines a range of scientific subjects to audiences of his fellow scientists. The range of topics covered reflects Kelvin's broad interests and his stature as one of the most eminent of Victorian scientists. Volume 3, published in 1891, deals with the science of the seas and oceans, particularly as it relates to navigation, tides and magnetic forces.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108029797
    • length: 528 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 48 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    32. Navigation
    33. The tides
    34. Terrestrial magnetism and the mariner's compass
    35. On deep-sea sounding by pianoforte wire
    36. On lighthouse characteristics
    37. On the forces concerned in the laying and lifting of deep-sea cables
    38. On ship waves
    Index.

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    William Thomson

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