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Author Brown, Louis, 1929-2004.
Title Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Vol. II, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism / Louis Brown.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004-

Subject Carnegie Institution of Washington -- History.
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism -- History.
Research -- United States -- History.
Add Title Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; PREFACE; 1 ESTABLISHMENT; 2 CRUISES AND WAR; 3 EXPEDITIONS; 4 MEASUREMENTS: MAGNETIC AND ELECTRIC; 5 THE FLEMING TRANSITION; 6 THE LAST CRUISE; 7 THE MAGNETIC OBSERVATORIES AND FINAL LAND OBSERVATIONS; 8 THE IONOSPHERE; 9 COLLABORATION AND EVALUATION; 10 THE TESLA COIL; 11 THE VAN DE GRAAFF ACCELERATOR; 12 THE NUCLEAR FORCE; 13 FISSION; 14 COSMIC RAYS; 15 THE PROXIMITY FUZE AND THE WAR EFFORT; 16 THE TUVE TRANSITION; 17 POSTWAR NUCLEAR PHYSICS; 18 THE CYCLOTRON; 19 BIOPHYSICS; 20 EXPLOSION SEISMOLOGY; 21 ISOTOPE GEOLOGY.
Summary The second of five Histories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington describes the work of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. A century of research has seen advances in an astonishing range of subjects from ionospheric physics, to geochemistry and planetary science. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs of people and events.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 051108076X (electronic bk.)
9780511080760 (electronic bk.)
051108000X (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511080005 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
OCLC # 60325672
Additional Format Print version: Brown, Louis, 1929- Centennial history of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Vol. II, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004- 0521830796 (DLC) 2003069739 (OCoLC)54001511