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Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. / Vol. II, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

Author: Louis Brown
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004-
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The second of five Histories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington describes the work of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. A century of research has seen advances in an astonishing range of subjects from ionospheric physics, to geochemistry and planetary science. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs of people and events.
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History
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Brown, Louis, 1929-
Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Vol. II, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004-
(DLC) 2003069739
(OCoLC)54001511
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Brown
ISBN: 051108076X 9780511080760 051108000X 9780511080005
OCLC Number: 60325672
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; 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 ACCELERATOR; 12 THE NUCLEAR FORCE; 13 FISSION; 14 COSMIC RAYS; 15 THE PROXIMITY FUZE AND THE WAR EFFORT; 16 THE TUVE TRANSITION; 17 POSTWAR NUCLEAR PHYSICS; 18 THE CYCLOTRON; 19 BIOPHYSICS; 20 EXPLOSION SEISMOLOGY; 21 ISOTOPE GEOLOGY.
Other Titles: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Responsibility: Louis Brown.

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The second of five Histories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington describes the work of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. A century of research has seen advances in an astonishing range of subjects from ionospheric physics, to geochemistry and planetary science. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs of people and events.

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