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On the Magnet and Notes on the de Magnete by William Gilbert

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This book comes with its own slip case and is in very good condition. The slip case has some slight damage to the corners and there are some marks on the bottom of the case from two removed labels. This book itself is in a very good condition and no signs of wear. Internally the pages are all clean, tight and unmarked.

"William Gilbert was an English physician and natural philosopher who wrote a six-volume treatise that compiled all of the information regarding magnetism and electricity known at the time.
Gilbert entitled De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure ("On the Magnet, Magnetic Bodies, and the Great Magnet of the Earth"), the work included descriptions of many of Gilbert’s own experiments and the conclusions he drew from them, as well as data that had been previously obtained by others. In De Magnete (as the opus is known for short), Gilbert established much of the basic terminology still used in the field of electromagnetics, including electricity, electric attraction and force and magnetic pole...
The sheer breadth and insight of De Magnete made it a seminal text for other scientists interested in electricity and magnetism. Indeed, it is believed to have significantly influenced such other great minds as Galileo and Johannes Kepler"

Item details

Author(s):
William Gilbert
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.8 x 20 x 3.5 cm
Edition:
1958
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
313
Publisher:
Basic Books
Title:
On the Magnet and Notes on the De Magnete

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This book comes with its own slip case and is in very good condition. The slip case has some slight damage to the corners and there are some marks on the bottom of the case from two removed labels. This book itself is in a very good condition and no signs of wear. Internally the pages are all clean, tight and unmarked.

"William Gilbert was an English physician and natural philosopher who wrote a six-volume treatise that compiled all of the information regarding magnetism and electricity known at the time.
Gilbert entitled De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure ("On the Magnet, Magnetic Bodies, and the Great Magnet of the Earth"), the work included descriptions of many of Gilbert’s own experiments and the conclusions he drew from them, as well as data that had been previously obtained by others. In De Magnete (as the opus is known for short), Gilbert established much of the basic terminology still used in the field of electromagnetics, including electricity, electric attraction and force and magnetic pole...
The sheer breadth and insight of De Magnete made it a seminal text for other scientists interested in electricity and magnetism. Indeed, it is believed to have significantly influenced such other great minds as Galileo and Johannes Kepler"

Author(s):
William Gilbert
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29.8 x 20 x 3.5 cm
Edition:
1958
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
313
Publisher:
Basic Books
Title:
On the Magnet and Notes on the De Magnete

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