Some Bibliological Discoveries in Terrestrial Magnetism

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IN a letter on the above subject, by Dr. L. G. Bauer, published in NATURE of May 23 last, I read as follows: “I find it asserted that the Frenchman, L. J. Duperrey, was the first (1836) to construct ‘magnetic meridians’ for the whole earth, i.e. those lines on the earth's surface marking out the path described by following the direction pointed out by a compass needle.” The writer then remarks that the honour of first introducing this method is due to Thomas Yeates, an Englishman, in 1817.

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CREAK, E. Some Bibliological Discoveries in Terrestrial Magnetism. Nature 52, 129 (1895) doi:10.1038/052129b0

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