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British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment( )
Author: Golinski, Jan
ISBN:978-0-226-30203-4
Publication Date:Nov 2011
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.00
Book Description:

Enlightenment inquiries into the weather sought to impose order on a force that had the power to alter human life and social conditions. British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment reveals how a new sense of the national climate emerged in the eighteenth century from the systematic recording of the weather, and how it was deployed in discussions of the health and welfare of the population. Enlightened intellectuals hailed climate's role in the development of...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Science / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
Nature / Weather
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.474 x 9.282 x 0.613 Inches
Book Weight:1.087 Pounds



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