The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1847

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle for 1847

by Cambridge University Press


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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 1847 volume has a strong Australasian focus, describing the already near-extinct New Zealand kakapo, the costume of one of the principal Maori chiefs and, in unflattering terms, the port of Auckland. Books reviewed include Joseph Beete Jukes' account of his surveying voyage to the Torres Strait and Sir John Barrow's autobiography (both available in the Cambridge Library Collection). There are articles on the Arctic and the Amazon (the latter translated from French), an essay on designs by Trevithick and others for steam engines and a piece congratulating Captain Becher (the magazine's editor) on his recently invented 'artificial horizon'.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108054379
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/25/2013
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - The Nautical Magazine
Pages: 716
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Contents to volume for 1847; 1. January 1847; 2. February 1847; 3. March 1847; 4. April 1847; 5. May 1847; 6. June 1847; 7. July 1847; 8. August 1847; 9. September 1847; 10. October 1847; 11. November 1847; 12. December 1847; General index to volume for 1847; New books; New charts; Wood engravings; List of plates.

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