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Magnetic Survey of South Africa1

Nature volume 82, pages 285286 (06 January 1910) | Download Citation



THE Cambridge University Press has published for the Royal Society a work giving an account of the results of the magnetic survey of South Africa carried out by Prof. Beattie, of Cape Town, with the aid of grants from the Royal Society, the British Association, and the Governments of the Crown Colonies in South Africa. The author, in the preface, acknowledges help from a number of scientific gentlemen in South Africa, and he has been fortunate in securing for the final presentation of the work the help and acute judgment of Dr. Charles Chree. The observations were made at some 400 stations in British South Africa, and extend over the period from 1898 to 1906, and the region is bounded roughly' by latitudes 18° to 34° S., and by longitudes 20° to 36° E. The epoch to which the results have been reduced is July 1, 1903.


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    Report of a Magnetic Survey of South Africa. By Prof. J. C. Beattie. Pp. x+235. (Cambridge: University Press, 1909.) Price 21s. net.

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