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Earth Magnetism

A Guided Tour through Magnetic Fields

A volume in Complementary Science

Book2001

Author:

Wallace Hall Campbell

Earth Magnetism

A Guided Tour through Magnetic Fields

A volume in Complementary Science

Book2001

 

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An introductory guide to global magnetic field properties, Earth Magnetism addresses, in non-technical prose, many of the frequently asked questions about Earth's magnetic field. M ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - Nature's Magnetism

    Pages 1-23

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    Chapter 2 - Vistas of Lives in the Fields

    Pages 25-IV

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    Chapter 3 - Sailing the Magnetic Seas in Calm Winds

    Pages 69-95

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    Chapter 4 - Umbrella for Magnetic Storms

    Pages 97-119

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    Chapter 5 - Harvesting the Fields

    Pages 121-141

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    Index

    Pages 143-151

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An introductory guide to global magnetic field properties, Earth Magnetism addresses, in non-technical prose, many of the frequently asked questions about Earth's magnetic field. Magnetism surrounds and penetrates our Earth in ways basic science courses can rarely address. It affects navigation, communication, and even the growth of crystals. As we observe and experience an 11-year solar maximum, we may witness spectacular satellite-destroying solar storms as they interact with our magnetic field. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this book will enrich courses in earth science, atmospheric science, geology, meteorology, geomagnetism, and geophysics. Contains nearly 200 original illustrations and eight pages of full-color plates.

An introductory guide to global magnetic field properties, Earth Magnetism addresses, in non-technical prose, many of the frequently asked questions about Earth's magnetic field. Magnetism surrounds and penetrates our Earth in ways basic science courses can rarely address. It affects navigation, communication, and even the growth of crystals. As we observe and experience an 11-year solar maximum, we may witness spectacular satellite-destroying solar storms as they interact with our magnetic field. Written by an acknowledged expert in the field, this book will enrich courses in earth science, atmospheric science, geology, meteorology, geomagnetism, and geophysics. Contains nearly 200 original illustrations and eight pages of full-color plates.

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* Largely mathematics-free and with a wide breadth of material suitable for general readers
* Integrates material from geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, and solar-terrestrial space physics.
* Features nearly 200 original illustrations and 4 pages of colour plates

* Largely mathematics-free and with a wide breadth of material suitable for general readers
* Integrates material from geomagnetism, paleomagnetism, and solar-terrestrial space physics.
* Features nearly 200 original illustrations and 4 pages of colour plates

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ISBN

978-0-12-158164-0

Language

English

Published

2001

Copyright

Copyright © 2001 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved

Imprint

Academic Press

Authors

Wallace Hall Campbell

Boulder, Colorado