The second of five Histories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington describes the work of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. Since its beginning in 1904, the department has witnessed an astonishingly broad range of research projects, from terrestrial magnetism, ionospheric physics and geochemistry to biophysics and planetary science. Many contemporary photographs illustrate some of the remarkable expeditions and instruments developed in the pursuit of scientific understanding.
Preface; 1. Establishment; 2. Cruises and war; 3. Expeditions; 4. Measurements - magnetic and electric; 5. The Fleming transition; 6. The last cruise; 7. The magnetic observatories and final land observations; 8. The ionosphere; 9. Collaboration and evaluation; 10. The Tesla coil; 11. The Van de Graaff; 12. The nuclear force; 13. Fission; 14. Cosmic rays; 15. The proximity fuze and the war effort; 16. The Tuve transition; 17. Post-war nuclear physics; 18. The cyclotron; 19. Biophysics; 20. Explosion seismology; 21. Isotope geology; 22. Radio astronomy; 23. Image tubes; 24. Computers; 25. Earthquake seismology; 26. Strainmeters; 27. The Bolton and Wetherill years; 28. Astronomy; 29. The Solar System; 30. Geochemistry; 31. Island-arc volcanoes; 32. Seismology revisited; 33. Geochemistry and cosmochemistry; 34. The Solomon transition; 35. The support staff; Epilogue; References and notes.
Series: Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington : Book 2
Number Of Pages: 314
Published: 10th July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.59