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Fatal Attraction: Magnetic Mysteries of the Enlightenment

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At the end of the 17th century, magnetism was a dark, mysterious force, known about since ancient Greece but still poorly understood. Tales abounded of magnets' ability to attract reluctant lovers, and magnetic expertise lay in the hands of seafarers, who had long used compasses to guide their ships. This book tells the stories of three men who were lured by nature's strangest power. Edmond Halley set out to map the Earth's magnetic patterns and improve navigation, showing how science could help England to expand her empire ...

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Fatal Attraction: Magnetic Mysteries of the Enlightenment
2005, Icon Books Ltd, Duxford

ISBN-13: 9781840466324

Hardcover

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