Our Magnetic Earth: The Science of Geomagnetism
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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Chapter 1 Magnetism and the Present Magnetic Field
Chapter 2 Magnetic Field Reversals
Chapter 3 Earths Internal Composition and the Origin of Earths Magnetic Field
Chapter 4 The SunEarth Connection
Chapter 5 Magnetic Orientation and Navigation by Animals
Chapter 6 The Effects of Geomagnetism and Plate Tectonics on Climate and Paleoclimate
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