Edward Cordell and the Discovery of Cordell Bank

Authors: Schmieder, Robert W.

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  • Presents a complete biography of Edward Cordell, a hydrographer who made numerous discoveries including the Cordell Bank in California
  • Details the discovery of the Cordell Bank and numerous other events and places associated with Cordell and the United States Coast Survey
  • Offers unique, primary resource material for enthusiasts of maritime history, hydrography, the U.S. Coast Survey, and mid-19th century oceanic exploration
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This book presents a complete account of the 19th century German immigrant Edward Cordell, a hydrographer who discovered a major seamount that was designated the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. The book is entirely primary source material, and offers previously unpublished material about Edward Cordell, the Cordell Bank, and numerous other events and places associated with Cordell and the United States Coast Survey. The book will be of interest to maritime researchers and historians, environmental scientists and managers, and general enthusiasts of maritime history and the U.S. Coast Survey in the mid-1800s.

About the authors

Dr. Robert William Schmieder is the founder and Expedition Leader of Cordell Expeditions, a nonprofit research group begun in 1977. The group is responsible for the creation of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and for numerous research expeditions to remote oceanic sites. His specialty has been very large and complicated scientific expeditions and developing new communications technology for remote expedition sites. Professionally he is a research physicist, with about 100 publications including four patents. He is the inventor and founder of NanoLogic Inc. He is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and former Chairman of its Northern California Chapter. For 28 years, he was the owner and operator of a research vessel, the Cordell Explorer. Originally licensed in 1962, he holds amateur radio Extra Class license KK6EK. He is the author of about a dozen books, most based on his expeditions.

Table of contents (50 chapters)

Table of contents (50 chapters)
  • Origins 1828–48

    Pages 3-19

    Schmieder, Robert William

  • America 1849–50

    Pages 21-24

    Schmieder, Robert William

  • The Early Coast Survey 1851–52

    Pages 25-28

    Schmieder, Robert William

  • Stellwagen Bank 1853–57

    Pages 31-40

    Schmieder, Robert William

  • Hydrographic Draftsman 1857–61

    Pages 41-44

    Schmieder, Robert William

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-02028-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Edward Cordell and the Discovery of Cordell Bank
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02029-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02029-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02028-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 379
Number of Illustrations
148 b/w illustrations, 166 illustrations in colour
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