The physical geography of the sea ... An entirely new edition, with addenda. M. F. Maury.
The physical geography of the sea ... An entirely new edition, with addenda

The physical geography of the sea ... An entirely new edition, with addenda

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1857. 8vo, pp. [iii]-xxiv, [1], 26-360; full-page map and 3 diagrams in the text (identified as plates I-IV), full page table, and 9 folding maps and tables at the back depicting a vertical section of the Atlantic, depth chart, paths of hurricanes, sea drifts and whales, winds and routes, the gulf stream, and a pilot's sheet; original brown cloth, gilt-stamped on upper cover and spine; spine a little dull but in all a near fine copy. Considered the first textbook of modern oceanography, this work was among the first to recognize the sea as a separate branch of science, with distinct problems of its own. Maury was a distinguished naval officer and a prolific writer on oceanography and naval subjects; he was instrumental in establishing an international system of recording oceanographic data, based on the worldwide cooperation of naval vessels and the merchant marine. This work went through many editions; an enlarged second edition was also published in 1855. This edition, with introductions to both the first and sixth editions, is likely just that - the sixth - with expanded chapters on the Gulf Stream, salinity, the Arctic Ocean, and the Atlantic basin. A new chapter on land and sea breezes has been newly incorporated, and extensive contributions on monsoons, trade winds, and cyclones have been added. Sabin 46969. Item #60386

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