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Matthew Fontaine Maury

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Gender Male
Death149 years ago
Date of birth January 14,1806
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Born Spotsylvania County
Virginia
United States
Date of died February 1,1873
DiedLexington
Virginia
United States
Years of serviceUSN
CSN
NicknamesScientist of the Seas, Father of Modern Oceanography and Naval Meteorology, Pathfinder of the Seas
ChildrenDiana Fontaine Maury Corbin
Job Astronomer
Educator
Place of burialHollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, United States
NicknameFather of Modern Oceanography and Naval Meteorology, Pathfinder of the Seas, Scientist of the Seas
NationalityAmerican
Confederate
French
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Date of Upd.
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The physical geography of the sea
Explanations and Sailing Directions
Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts: Approved by Commodore Charles Morris, Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography; and Pub. by Authority of Hon. J. P. Kennedy, Secretary of the Navy
Maury's Revised Elementary Geography: Designed for Primary and Intermediate Classes
Physical geography
Manual of Geography: A Treatise on Mathematical, Physical, and Political Geography
New complete geography
Maury's New Elements of Geography for Primary and Intermediate Classes
An Elementary, Practical and Theoretical Treatise on Navigation: With a New and Easy Plan for Finding Diff. Lat. , Dep. , Course, and Distance by Projection
The Amazon, and the Atlantic Slopes of South America: A Series of Letters Published in the National Intelligencer and Union Newspapers, Under the Signature of Inca,
Physical Survey of Virginia. Her Resources, Climate and Productions
The Winds at Sea: Their Mean Direction and Annual Average Duration from Each of the Four Quarters
Address Before the Philodemic Society
Physical Survey of Virginia. Her Geographical Position: Its Commercial Advantages and National Importance. 2D Ed
Address Delivered Before the Literary Societies of the University of Virginia, on the 28th June, 1855. by M. F. Maury . . .
Resources of West Virginia
The Physical Geography of the Sea - Scholar's Choice Edition
Lieut. Maury's Investigations of the Winds and Currents of the Sea: (From the Appendix to the Washington Astronomical Observations for 1846. )
The Resources of the Coal Field of the Upper Kanawha, with a Sketch of the Iron Belt of Virginia
Resources of West Virginia, by M. F. Maury, . . . and Wm. M. Fontaine, . . . Prepared Under the Direction of the State Board of Centennial Managers
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Matthew Fontaine Maury was an American astronomer, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, educator, and naval officer for the United States and then the Confederacy. He was a devout Christian and, after reading Psalm 8:8, was determined to find "the paths of the seas".

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