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North Pole, South Pole : the epic quest to solve the great mystery of Earth's magnetism / Gillian Turner.

Turner, Gillian M. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781615191321 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 1615191321 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
  • Edition: 1st North American ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : The Experiment, [2011]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: Wellington, N.Z. : Awa Press, 2010.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-258) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The mystery of magnetism -- Voyages of discovery -- Magnus Magnes -- The wandering compass needle -- Measuring the force -- Of forces and fields -- The third element -- The magnetic crusade -- The core of the matter -- Reading the rocks -- Poles flipped, continents adrift -- The story on the seafloor -- Unraveling the record -- In search of a solution -- The geodynamo.
Summary, etc.:
Discusses the issues of geomagnetism, including why the Earth's magnetic north differs from its geographic north, how animals use geomagnetism for migration purposes, and the source of the magnetic field.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Geomagnetism.
Geophysics > History.
Geophysicists > History.
North Pole.
South Pole.
Genre: Electronic books.

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