- Book Title: John M Brooke Naval Scientist and Educator
- Author: George M Brooke Jr
- ISBN: MWO0279153
- Publisher: University Press Virginia
- Year Published: 1980
- Our Normal Price: £29.70 GBP ($0.00 USD)
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- Description: University Press of Virginia, 1980: dark blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering to spine: dust jacket: approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches tall: 372 pages including index: black and white photographic illustrations. Synopsis: An extensive biography of John M Brook, 1826 – 1906, naval scientist, designer, inventor of the deep -sea sounding lead facilitating the laying of the Atlantic cable, leader of North Pacific Ocean and Japanese Coastal exploration, and escort to the first Japanese Embassy to the United States. After designing improved ordnance and armoured warships for the Confederacy during the Civil War, including the Virginia (Merrimack), Brooke became Chief of Ordnance and Hydrography prior to setting in Lexington where he accepted an appointment to the newly created chair of practical astronomy, geodesy, meteorology, and physical geography at the Virginia Military Institute. His grandson author bases this comprehensive biography on public and private documents chronicling Brooke's life and achievements. Condition: Two small scars to edges of dust jacket: very clean and good overall.
- Condition: See Above
- Dustcover: Yes
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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