Maury's Physical Geography

Maury's Physical Geography

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Caption: Maury's Physical Geography of the Sea (1855), the first extensive and comprehensive book on oceanography to be published. Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), was a commander in the United States Navy. He was an important oceanographer, meteorologist, and cartographer. He charted winds and ocean currents and is considered the father of modern oceanography and naval meteorology.

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