(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

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Hollow and habitable within : Symmes's theory of Earth's internal structure and polar geography

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In this essay, the A. tells Symmes's story by dissecting his Circular No.1 : Earth is hollow, and habitable within; containing a number of solid concentric spheres, one within the other, and that it is open at the poles 12 or 16 degrees; and placing it in the context of early 19th century American science. This provides a context for considering the influence that Symmes and his theory had on American science and culture


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 25, no5 [pp. 382-397]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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