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2. The Earth as a magnet

2. The Earth as a magnet  

Stephan Blundell

in Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778117
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.003.0002
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In the field of magnetism no-one made a bigger contribution to the importance of rational deduction and experimental testing than William Gilbert. ‘The Earth as a magnet’ discusses his ... More
1. Mysterious attraction?

1. Mysterious attraction?  

Stephan Blundell

in Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778117
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10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.003.0001
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‘Mysterious attraction?’ considers the history of our understanding of magnetism and its uses. The discovery of magnetism began with a rock — Magnetite, which gets its name from Magnesia, ... More
1. What is geophysics?

1. What is geophysics?  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0001
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Geophysics is a field of earth sciences that uses the methods of physics to investigate the complex physical properties of the Earth and the natural processes that have determined and ... More
Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction  

William Lowrie

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.001.0001
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9780198792956
Geophysics is the physics of the Earth. It encompasses areas such as seismology, plate tectonics, gravity, and the Earth’s magnetic field, all of which give clues to both the structure and ... More
7. The Earth’s magnetic field

7. The Earth’s magnetic field  

William Lowrie

in Geophysics: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191834707
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10.1093/actrade/9780198792956.003.0007
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9780198792956
The Earth is surrounded by a magnetic field, which originates inside its molten core, and which for centuries has helped travellers to navigate safely across uncharted regions. The magnetic ... More
2. Life

2. Life  

Donald Winch

in Malthus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778360
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670413.003.0002
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‘Life’ explores Malthus's publications and the development of his theories of population. In his first Essay, when dealing with the contribution, as he saw it, of the English Poor Laws to ... More
4. Population: the second Essay

4. Population: the second Essay  

Donald Winch

in Malthus: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778360
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10.1093/actrade/9780199670413.003.0004
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The expanded version of the Essaywas a more mature treatise on morals and politics. ‘Population: the second Essay’ deals with the more important themes to emerge from Malthus's revisions of ... More
3. Modern breakthroughs and revolutions

3. Modern breakthroughs and revolutions  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191842771
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0003
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The early geologists built a detailed relative history of the Earth, much of which holds true today, but they had no idea of how long that history was in years. ‘Modern breakthroughs and ... More

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