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Geography, technology and instruments of exploration

Author: Fraser MacDonald; Charles W J Withers; dawsonera.
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2016. ©2016
Series: Studies in historical geography.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Geography, technology and instruments of exploration.
London : Routledge, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fraser MacDonald; Charles W J Withers; dawsonera.
ISBN: 9781315584508 1315584506 9781317128823 1317128826
OCLC Number: 977138955
Notes: First published: Ashgate, 2015.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 269 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Equipping expeditionary astronomers : Nevil Maskelyne and the development of 'precision exploration' / Rebekah Higgitt --
2. Instrumenting order : longitude, seamen and astronomers, 1770-1805 / Eoin Phillips --
3. North by northwest? Experimental instruments and instruments of experiment / Richard Dunn --
4. Weather instruments all at sea : meteorology and the Royal Navy in the nineteenth century / Simon Naylor --
5. Objects of exploration : expanding the horizons of maritime history / Claire Warrior and John McAleer --
6. Instruments of exploration in national museums Scotland / A.D. Morrison-Low --
7. 'Instruments in the hands of others' : the life and liveliness of instruments of British geographical exploration, c. 1860-c. 1930 / Eugene Rae, Catherine Souch and Charles W.J. Withers --
8. Seismic instruments, geographical perspectives / Deborah Jean Warner --
9. Aerial photography in geography and exploration / Peter Collier --
10. Uncovering camouflage : the technology of location and the craft of Erasure / Isla Forsyth --
11. Instruments of science and war : Frank Malina and the object of rocketry / Fraser MacDonald --
12. UK radar (dis)integration in the 1960s : linesman/mediator radar development and the calculus of nuclear deterrence / Graham Spinardi.
Series Title: Studies in historical geography.
Responsibility: edited by Fraser MacDonald and Charles W.J. Withers.

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