A Report of a Magnetic Survey of South Africa

A Report of a Magnetic Survey of South Africa

by J. C. Beattie


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107427464
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/25/2014
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.77(d)

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.; Index.

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