First published in 1936, as the second edition of a 1927 original, this book forms part two of a four-volume work by the renowned British meteorologist Napier Shaw (1854–1945). The text focuses on comparative 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: 9781107475472
- length: 522 pages
- dimensions: 281 x 211 x 37 mm
- weight: 1.9kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Definitions and explanations of certain technical terms, etc.
1. The influence of sun and space. Some preliminary figures
2. Land, water and ice. Orthographic features and other geophysical agencies
3. The composition of the atmosphere
4. Comparative meteorology: temperature
5. Comparative meteorology: aqueous vapour
6. Comparative meteorology: pressure and wind
7. Changes in the general circulation. Resilience or plasticity
8. Transitory variations of pressure. Cyclones and anticyclones
9. Analysis of cyclonic depressions
10. Notes and supplementary tables
Items omitted from the original text on revision
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