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Originally published in 1926, this book forms the first part of a four-volume work written by the renowned British meteorologist Napier Shaw (1854–1945). The text focuses on the history of meteorology, attempting to provide the reader with a grounding in the fundamental aspects of the area. Numerous illustrative figures are included, together with extensive textual notes. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in meteorology and the history of science.
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- Date Published: February 2015
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107475465
- length: 386 pages
- dimensions: 280 x 210 x 20 mm
- weight: 0.95kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Meteorology in European culture
2. Weather and climate in the 'world as known to the ancients'
3. The measurement of time: the kalendar and the cycle of the seasons
4. Poets and historians: the application of meteorology to agriculture and navigation. Herodotus
5. Meteorology in the time of Aristotle
6. Variability of Mediterranean climates in historical times
7. From Aristotle to the invention of the barometer. Weather-lore, astrology and almanacs
8. The reign of the barometer as weather-glass. Pioneers in the science of weather
9. Meteorology as an international science. The meteorological library
10. The meteorological observatory. The surface air
11. The meteorological observatory. The upper air
12. The meteorological laboratory. The study of the atmospheric heat-engine and the cycle of physical changes in the general circulation
13. The development of Arithmetical and graphical manipulation
14. The analysis of air-movement into the general circulation and the cyclone
15. Meteorological theory in history
Notes and index.
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