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Earth Magnetism: A Guided Tour through Magnetic Fields (Complementary Science)

Earth Magnetism: A Guided Tour through Magnetic Fields (Complementary Science) [Kindle Edition]

Wallace H. Campbell

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From the Reviews "This layman's non-technical description of the Earth's magnetic field is long overdue. Dr. Campbell has done an excellent job of not only describing the scientific nature of this area of science, but also puts the understanding at the level of the majority of the public." --Joe Hirman, Chief Forecaster, Space Environment Forecast Center, NOAA "This book is written by a world-renowned scientist and provides a wealth of scientific information about magnetic fields, in a way that is state-of-the-science yet fun to read. Dr. Campbell carries an unbridled enthusiasm for geomagnetism, which he is willing and able to share with scientists and non-scientists alike, and he does it with superb clarity, simplicity and practicality." --Herbert W. Kroehl, Secretary General, International Association for Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

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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.

* 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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4731 KB
  • Print Length: 151 pages
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (7 Feb 2001)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #849,881 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good introduction to the subject 9 Aug 2005
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Mr. Wallace has written a good guide for people not related to this theme. He first explain the basics in order to continue with the chapters about Earth Magnetism facts and studies.

It is interesting to know how scientist has determined that the poles have reversed and that this will happen again sooner or later. I also enjoyed the facts about the position of the geomagnetic poles and how it is produced.
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