Tides (häftad)
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Cambridge University Press
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50:B&W 7.44 x 9.69 in or 246 x 189 mm (Crown 4vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Tides (häftad)


A Scientific History

Häftad Engelska, 2000-08-01
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This title provides a history of the study of the tides over two millennia, from Ancient Greeks to present sophisticated space-age techniques.
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'David Cartwright [is] a world authority, and gives a magisterial account of how understanding has slowly replaced the mysteries of the tides. Detailed, erudite and clear, the host of direct quotations and reproduction of many contemporary photographs and figures gives this beautifully produced book an enchanting period flavour.' New Scientist ' ... a major contribution to the history of the astronomical and geophysical sciences ... [Cartwright's] description of the observations and mathematical advances that make up the history of the science of tides is clear, rigorous and enjoyable ... [the] sequence of chapters takes on the rhythm of the history ... a masterpiece.' Nature ' ... a synopsis of developments in the theory, observation and prediction of the tides, flavoured with illustrations from the pages of historical scientific papers, photographs and portraits. ... [Cartwright] writes with informed scientific judgement, authority and quiet enthusiasm.' Times Literary Supplement 'David Cartwright has written a wonderful book that combines history and science with scholarship ... this is an authoritative work ... quite an achievement.' Astrophysics and Geophysics ' ... should appeal to a broad range of readers curious about the evolution of this science.' Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 'David Cartwright has written a wonderful book that combines history and science with scholarship ... this is an authoritative work and a rattling good read, quite an achievement.' David Gubbins, Astrophysics and Geophysics 'Cartwright has identified a long-standing need for a comprehensive history of tidal research and he has filled that need admirably. He offers us an in-depth history that covers the entire subject from antiquity to modern times ... Cartwright has written a much-needed academic history of tidal science that will serve historians as an important reference work and starting point for future detailed investigations into individual aspects of tidal research.' Terry Mahoney, The Observatory

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1. Introduction - the overall pattern of enquiry; 2. Early ideas and observations; 3. What moon maketh a full sea?; 4. Towards Newton; 5. Newton and the Prize Essayists - the 'Equilibrium' theory; 6. Measurements and empirical studies, 1650-1825; 7. Laplace and the 19th century hydrodynamics; 8. Local analysis and prediction in the 19th century; 9. Towards a map of cotidal lines; 10. Tides of the Geosphere - the birth of Geophysics; 11. Tidal researches between the World Wars; 12. 1950-1980 - The impact of automatic computers; 13. The impact of instrument technology, 1960-1991; 14. The impact of satellite geodesy, 1970-1995; 15. Recent advances in miscellaneous topics, and final retrospect; Appendices; Index.