Errors and limitations of the magnetic compass
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Errors and limitations of the magnetic compass

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Published by Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics in [Canberra] .
Written in English


  • Compass

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Edition Notes

Statementby W. D. Parkinson.
LC ClassificationsQE340 .A392 no. 92
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5566988M
LC Control Number67072661

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