Our Magnetic Earth: The Science of Geomagnetism

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University of Chicago Press, 15 nov. 2010 - 261 pages
For the general public, magnetism often seems more the province of new age quacks, movie mad scientists, and grade-school teachers than an area of actual, ongoing scientific inquiry. But as Ronald T. Merrill reveals in Our Magnetic Earth, geomagnetism really is an enduring, vibrant area of science, one that offers answers to some of the biggest questions about our planet’s past—and maybe even its future.
 

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Table des matières

Chapter 1 Magnetism and the Present Magnetic Field
1
Chapter 2 Magnetic Field Reversals
33
Chapter 3 Earths Internal Composition and the Origin of Earths Magnetic Field
73
Chapter 4 The SunEarth Connection
113
Chapter 5 Magnetic Orientation and Navigation by Animals
144
Chapter 6 The Effects of Geomagnetism and Plate Tectonics on Climate and Paleoclimate
177
Some Parting Comments
214
Rock Magnetism Fundamentals
217
Notes
229
Index
255
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Ronald T. Merrill is professor emeritus of earth and space sciences at the University of Washington. In 2002 he was awarded the John Adam Fleming Medal of the American Geophysical Union.

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