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Earth-shrinkings and Terrestrial Magnetism


IN my previous letter (vol. ix. p. 201) I gave some reasons for believing that the earth is shrinking chiefly about its equatorial region, and is being thrust out in the direction of the Poles, and that the distribution of this force may be correlated with that of terrestrial magnetism. As this view is somewhat novel and revolutionary, and if true will lead to considerable modification of the theories generally held on cosmical forces, I wish to support it by some other considerations.

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HOWORTH, H. Earth-shrinkings and Terrestrial Magnetism. Nature 10, 223–224 (1874).

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