The Nautical Magazine for 1875

The Nautical Magazine for 1875

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The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The 1875 volume is again dominated by reporting of the Merchant Shipping Bill and debates on seaworthiness, with the editor continuing to prefer 'personal responsibility' to 'Plimsolecisms' and 'grandmotherly supervision' by the government. Serials focus on the economies of the British colonies, Atlantic shipping lines and emigration to South America, but fiction no longer features. Other topics include the opening of the Royal Naval Museum at Greenwich, innovations such as steel hawsers and desalination apparatus for producing drinking water, a proposal for generating power from wave action, and suggestions for using rats as a tasty and economical food source.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108056540
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/29/2015
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - The Nautical Magazine Series
Pages: 1076
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.11(d)

Table of Contents

1. January 1875; 2. February 1875; 3. March 1875; 4. April 1875; 5. May 1875; 6. June 1875; 7. July 1875; 8. August 1875; 9. September 1875; 10. October 1875; 11. November 1875; 12. December 1875; Index.

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