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Please look at the photographs to help determine the condition, and ask any questions if you need to know anything else. Scoresby was born in the village of Cropton.
26 miles south of Whitby. His father, William Scoresby (17601829), made a fortune in the Arctic whale. After this he became his father's constant companion, and accompanied him as chief officer of the whaler Resolution when on 25 May 1806, he succeeded in reaching 81°30 N.Long, for twenty-one years the highest northern latitude attained in the eastern hemisphere. During the following winter, Scoresby attended the natural philosophy and chemistry classes at Edinburgh University.
In his voyage of 1807, Scoresby began the study of the meteorology. And natural history of the polar regions. Earlier results included his original observations on snow and crystals; and in 1809 Robert Jameson brought certain Arctic papers of his before the Wernerian Society. Which at once elected him to its membership.
In 1811, Scoresby's father resigned to him the command of the Resolution. In the same year he married the daughter of a Whitby shipbroker. In his voyage of 1813, he established for the first time the fact that the polar ocean has a warmer temperature at considerable depths than it has on the surface, and each subsequent voyage in search of whales found him no less eager of fresh additions to scientific knowledge. His letters of this period to Sir Joseph Banks.
Whose acquaintance he had made a few years earlier, no doubt gave the first impulse to the search for the North-West Passage. With the aid of his brother-in-law's crew on board the John , and after agreeing to surrendering much of their catch, the Esk was repaired, of which Scoresby recounted in his 1820 book The Northern Whale-Fishery.
In 1819, Scoresby gained election as a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and about the same time communicated a paper to the Royal Society. Of London: "On the Anomaly in the Variation of the Magnetic Needle". In 1820, he published An Account of the Arctic Regions and Northern Whale Fishery , in which he gathers up the results of his own observations, as well as those of previous navigators.In his voyage of 1822 to Greenland. Scoresby surveyed and charted with remarkable accuracy 400 miles of the east coast, between 69° 30 and 72° 30, thus contributing to the first real and important geographic knowledge of East Greenland. This, however, proved the last of his Arctic voyages. On his return, he learnt of his wife's death, and this event, with other influences acting upon his naturally pious spirit, decided him to enter the church. After two years of residence in Cambridge, Scoresby took his degree (1825) and became the curate of Bessingby, Yorkshire. Meantime, his Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale Fishery, including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of Greenland (1823), had appeared at Edinburgh. Did not prevent him from continuing his interest in science. In 1824, the Royal Society elected him a fellow, and in 1827, he became an honorary corresponding member of the Paris Academy of Sciences. While in 1839, he took the Doctor of Divinity.
From the first, Scoresby worked as an active member and official of the British Association for the Advancement of Science. And he contributed especially to the knowledge of terrestrial magnetism. Of his sixty papers in the Royal Society list, many relate to this department of research. However, his observations extended into many other departments, including researches on optics.
In order to obtain additional data for his theories on magnetism, he made a voyage to Australia. In 1856 on board the ill-fated iron-hulled Royal Charter. The results of which appeared in a posthumous publication: Journal of a Voyage to Australia for Magnetical Research , edited by Archibald Smith. He made two visits to America, in 1844 and 1848; on his return home from the latter visit he made some valuable observations on the height of Atlantic waves, the results of which were given to the British Association.
He interested himself much in social questions, especially the improvement of the condition of factory. He also published numerous works and papers of a religious character. In 1850, Scoresby published a work urging the prosecution of the search for the Franklin.Expedition and giving the results of his own experience in Arctic navigation. After his third marriage (1849), he built a villa at Torquay. Where he was appointed honorary lecturer at the Parish church of St Mary Magdalene, Upton. He died at Torquay on 21 March 1857. He is commemorated by a memorial in Upton church, which is decorated with mariner's compass and dividers, and a bible. A number of places have been named after him, including. Now Ittoqqortoormiit on the east coast of Greenland. Which is 25 km south-east of the CBD. An early-twentieth-century research vessel in the employ of the British scientific organisation, Discovery Investigations.
Cape Scoresby (66°34S 162°45E / 66.567°S 162.75°E / -66.567; 162.75), bluff marking the north end of Borradaile Island. Quotes Scoresby in the Cetology.'No branch of Zoology is so much involved as that which is entitled Cetology,' says Captain Scoresby, A. Trilogy features a character named Lee Scoresby.An intrepid explorer, old Arctic hand, and balloon aeronaut. Pullman has stated that the character was named after William Scoresby and Lee Van Cleef. William Scoresby also had a habit of making polar bears pets for friends. Refers to William Scoresby's illustrations when describing an Antarctic mirage in the story'At The Mountains Of Madness. PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT MY COLLECTION OF OTHER COOL STUFF I HAVE LISTED. Please look at my other listings. I have hundreds of listed in my store. Our post office is closed saturday, sunday and other holidays. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. The fast, easy, and secure way to pay online. Add a map to your own listings. The item "MAGNETICAL INVESTIGATIONS WILLIAM SCORESBY STEEL MAGNETS RARE ANTIQUE OLD BOOK" is in sale since Saturday, August 25, 2012. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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