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The weather experiment : the pioneers who sought to see the future, Peter Moore

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The weather experiment : the pioneers who sought to see the future
Title
The weather experiment
Title remainder
the pioneers who sought to see the future
Statement of responsibility
Peter Moore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In an age when a storm at sea was evidence of God's great wrath, 19th-century meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment a generation of mavericks set out to explain the secrets of the atmosphere and learned to predict the future. Among them were Luke Howard, the first to classify the clouds, Francis Beaufort who quantified the winds, James Glaisher, who explored the upper atmosphere in a hot-air balloon, Samuel Morse whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings, and FitzRoy himself, master sailor, scientific pioneer and founder of the Met Office. Reputations were built and shattered. Peter Moore's account navigates treacherous seas, rough winds and uncovers the obsession that drove these men to great invention and greater understanding
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1983-
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Moore, Peter
Dewey number
  • 551.6'3'0922
  • 551.630922
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Weather forecasting
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
The weather experiment : the pioneers who sought to see the future, Peter Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099581673
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780099581673
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The weather experiment : the pioneers who sought to see the future, Peter Moore
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099581673
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780099581673
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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