A Manual of Scientific Enquiry (Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science) (Paperback)

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A Manual of Scientific Enquiry (Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science) (Paperback)

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Sir John Frederick William Herschel (1792 1871) astronomer, mathematician, chemist was one of the most important British scientists of the nineteenth century. Son of the famous astronomer William Herschel, he was persuaded by his father to pursue the astronomical investigations William could no longer undertake; John's subsequent career resulted in a knighthood and a lifetime of accolades. This 1849 publication was commissioned by the Admiralty to encourage and assist naval officers to undertake scientific research while abroad. The work provides instructions in making and recording observations in a wide range of disciplines astronomy; magnetism; hydrography; tides; geography; geology; earthquakes; mineralogy; meteorology; atmospheric waves; zoology; botany; ethnology; medicine; statistics written by experts in these fields, including Whewell, Darwin, Hooker and Herschel himself. It was hoped that the instructions could also be used by other travellers to advance scientific knowledge, and the work remained in print for over fifty years.
Product Details ISBN: 9781108029179
ISBN-10: 1108029175
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 16th, 2011
Pages: 524
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science