The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1841

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1841

by Various Authors

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Overview

The Nautical Magazine first appeared in 1832, and was published monthly well into the twenty-first century. It covers a wide range of subjects, including navigation, meteorology, technology and safety. An important resource for maritime historians, it also includes reports on military and scientific expeditions and on current affairs. The volume for 1841 was the fifth in the 'enlarged series', and the journal's structure continued to evolve. China features strongly in this volume, with coverage of the ongoing First Opium War, and there are several reports from the Beagle survey in Western Australia, and from a Niger expedition, Sumatra and the Falkland Islands. James Ross, writing from Tasmania on 7 April, describes his Antarctic voyage and the naming of Mount Erebus, a 'magnificent volcano … emitting flame and smoke in splendid profusion'. Closer to home, the magazine also outlines proposals for improvements to Bristol docks, involving a certain 'Mr Brunel'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108053914
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - The Nautical Magazine
Pages: 940
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 2.09(d)

Table of Contents

Contents of volume for 1841; 1. January 1841; 2. February 1841; 3. March 1841; 4. April 1841; 5. May 1841; 6. June 1841; 7. July 1841; 8. August 1841; 9. September 1841; 10. October 1841; 11. November 1841; 12. December 1841; Index; List of plates.

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