Remarks on Recent Oceanic Explorations by the British Government and the Supposed Discovery of the Law of Oceanic Circulation by Dr. W. B. Carpenter, F.R.S.
[Bound with] A Treatise on the Action of Vis Inertiae in the Ocean. London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1868. First editions. 8vo. pp. 56, viii, , 212; 12 plates and charts to second work including two folding, two 4pp. Supplements to the second work bound in at end of text (both published in Buenos Ayres, 1870); tear to inner margin of title to first work where ?blank leaf excised, minor spotting at front, else good in contemporary full calf, gilt, upper joint a little worn, bookplate of Herbert J. Gladstone.
Jordan was an amateur scientist with an interest in oceanography. His central oceanographic principle derived from the idea that currents and tides were due to the rotation of the earth. In the first work contained in this volume, Jordan uses his ideas to attack suggestions of W. B. Carpenter, in charge of the oceanographic cruises of H.M.S. Porcupine in the years 1869-70. Jordan’s Treatise (1868), the second work in this volume, sets out his theory on both pure and applied levels.
Author Jordan, William Leighton.
Binding Contemporary half calf
Publisher Buenos Ayres: Imprenta Inglesa
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