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120112a-HIstoryR - Oceanography GLG 244 Spring 2012 HISTORY...

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1/19/12 1 Oceanography GLG 244 Spring, 2012 HISTORY OF OCEANOGRAPHY ! Early humans ! 1500 - 500 B.C. ! 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. ! 500 - 1500 (Dark Ages) ! 1450 - 1550 European explorers ! 1550 - 1650 British explorers ! Scientists, Navigation ! Modern Oceanography 1500 - 500 B.C. ! PHOENICIANS - Africa; England ! EGYPTIANS - Mediterranean; Red Sea ! ARAB TRADERS- Indian Ocean ! POLYNESIANS - Pacific Ocean Trade and War Stayed close to shore 500 B.C. - 500 A.D. ! GREEKS Pytheas Germany Alexander Persian Gulf Aristotle water cycle Eratosthenes Earth circumferance Posidonius ocean depth (1800 m = 1 mile) Pliny the Elder tides and moon Ptolemy world map 500 - 1500 (Dark Ages) ! VIKINGS North Atlantic ! ARABS seasonal winds, currents ! CHINESE huge ships; compass
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1/19/12 2 Early Scientists ! Kepler (1571-1630) ! Galilei (1564-1642) ! Newton (1642-1727) ! Halley (1656-1742) Celestial navigation Tides Magnetic variation
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1/19/12 3 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cook James Cook (1728-1779) HMS Endeavour Darwin ± Beagle ² Challenger (1872-1876 Challenger Expedition 1872-1876 !
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