[BOOKS] ✮ Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts By Henry Stommel – Fanfaremedia.co.uk

Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts summary Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts, series Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts, book Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts, pdf Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts, Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts 6bd7e191f6 KINDLE Lost Islands The Story Of Islands That Have Vanished From Nautical Charts Author Henry Stommel Brazilianportuguesetranslator.us Hundreds Of Islands That Once Appeared On Nautical Charts And General Atlases Are Now Known To Have Vanished Or Never Even Existed How Were They Detected In The First Place Henry Stommel, An Oceanographer And Senior Scientist At Massachusetts Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Chronicles His Fascinating Research In Documenting The False Discoveries Of These Phantom Islands.British And American Hydrographic Offices Compiled Lists For Navigators Of Reported Dangers Corresponding To The Islands Supposed Locations, Which Formed The Basis For Stommel S Surveys These Tales, Which Unfold According To Location, Blend Historical And Geographic Background With Intriguing Anecdotal Material They Relate How The Small Land Formations Came To Be Charted, Who Reported Them, Who Eradicated Them, And Why Some Of Them Endured For So Long The Chronicle Of Navigational Errors, Optical Illusions, Wishful Thinking, And Other Mishaps Is Illustrated By Scores Of Black And White Images, Including Two 19th Century Admiralty Charts Of The Indian And Pacific Oceans, Where Most Of The Sightings Took Place.


10 thoughts on “Lost Islands: The Story of Islands That Have Vanished from Nautical Charts

  1. says:

    MY THOUGHTS I received this book in exchange for my honest review.I m a huge history nut and love mysteries that surround actual events, things, places, etc I ve been researching the Younger Dryas event for a book I ve been writing The Younger Dryas is one of the most well known examples of abrupt change About 14,500 years ago, Earth s climate began to shift from a cold glacial world to a warmer interglacial state Partway through this transition, temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere suddenly returned to near glacial conditions This near glacial period is called the Younger Dryas, named after a flower Dryas octopetala that grows in cold conditions and that became common in Europe during this time The end of the Younger Dryas, about 11,500 years ago, was particularly abrupt In Greenland, temperatures rose 10 C 18 F in a decade Alley 2000 Other proxy records, including varved lake sediments in Europe, also display these abrupt shifts Brauer et al 2008 The rate of sea level rise slowed between 14,000 and 12,000 years ago during the Younger Dryas cold period and was succeeded by another surge, meltwater pulse 1B , 11,500 11,000 years ago, when sea level may have jumped by 28 m according to Fairbanks, although subsequent studies indicate it may have been much le...


  2. says:

    I tried, I really did I made it 2 3 through But I am just not a map person or an island person This book is SO boring.


  3. says:

    This is an interesting book, focusing mostly on the islands that the British Admiralty removed from their maps in the 19th century It focuses on the second age of exploration, the 1700 s 1800 s, and discusses the exploits of great fabricators of discoveries such as Benjamin Morrell, called the greatest liar in the P...


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