Originally published in 1909, this book contains the background to and results of a magnetic survey of Southern Africa carried out from 1898 to 1906. The stations involved in the survey were spread from the Cape of Good Hope to Victoria Falls, and the end product is a detailed picture of the magnetic makeup of the entire region, as well as a glimpse into colonial scientific practice. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of magnetic mapping.
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- Date Published: September 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107427464
- length: 374 pages
- dimensions: 295 x 210 x 25 mm
- weight: 0.97kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Introductory and historical
2. General account of the survey including distribution of stations
3. Daily variation of declination
4. Comparison of instruments
5. Summary of declinations, dips and horizontal intensities reduced to the epoch 1st July, 1903
Appendix A. Specimen of astronomical observations and reductions
Appendix B. Specimen of declination observations and reductions
Appendix C. Specimen of dip observations
Appendix D. Specimen of horizontal intensity observations and reductions
Appendix E. Summary of magnetic results obtained
Appendix F. Summary of results obtained at Durban by Mr E. N. Nevill, F.R.S.
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