Youth's Magazine,  8 (1835), 232–36.

The North Magnetic Pole. From Captain Ross's Second Voyage



Extract, Reportage

Publications extracted:

Ross 1835


Exploration, Magnetism, Nationalism, Instruments, Discovery, Piety

People mentioned:

William E Parry , John Franklin

    The narrative describes the discovery of the magnetic north pole, and the placing of the British flag there. Editorial footnotes provide explanations of some of the more technical terms. One note observes that the cause of magnetic attraction is unknown, adding: 'God has given us a certain measure of knowledge, but He is "the only wise" in the full meaning of that expression' (235n).

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