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Latitude and the Magnetic Earth

By: Stephen Pumfrey

249 pages, 10 b/w illus

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Paperback | Sep 2003 | #142227 | ISBN: 1840464860
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William Gilbert was the most distinguished man of science in England during the reign of Elizabeth I, the golden age of navigation. Using some of the first examples of experimental method ever recorded, Gilbert came to consider the Earth as one vast spherical magnet, which could be harnessed to pinpoint a ship's latitude.

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