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An account of experiments to determine the figure of the earth by means of the pendulum vibrating seconds in different latitudes; as well as on various other subjects of philosophical inquiery


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Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883) was an Irish astronomer and geodesist
who served in the Royal Artillery before participating in the Arctic expeditions
of John Ross (1818) and William Parry (1819) in search of the
Northwest Passage. From 1821 to 1823, Sabine traveled in the Southern
hemisphere, developing Alexander von Humboldt's geomagnetic
work. At that time, he began experiments to determine the Earth's
shape more precisely by observing the motion of a pendulum. He devoted
the rest of his life to research on terrestrial magnetism, and estabished
magnetic observatories throughout the world. From 1861 to
1871, he was president of London's Royal Society. It was during this
period (in 1869) that he was knighted.

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Sir Edward Sabine (1788-1883) was an Irish astronomer and geodesist who served in the Royal Artillery before participating in the Arctic expeditions of John Ross (1818) and William Parry (1819) in search of the Northwest Passage. From 1821 to 1823, Sabine traveled in the Southern hemisphere, developing Alexander von Humboldt's geomagnetic work. At that time, he began experiments to determine the Earth's shape more precisely by observing the motion of a pendulum. He devoted the rest of his life to research on terrestrial magnetism, and estabished magnetic observatories throughout the world. From 1861 to 1871, he was president of London's Royal Society. It was during this period (in 1869) that he was knighted.
EAN: 9783836428286
ISBN: 3836428288
Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2007
Seitenanzahl: 548 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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