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The Invention of Clouds

How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies

The Invention of Clouds( )
Author: Hamblyn, Richard
ISBN:978-0-312-42001-7
Publication Date:Aug 2002
Publisher:Picador
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $20.00
Book Description:

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize

The early years of the nineteenth century saw an intriguing yet little-known scientific advance catapult a shy young Quaker to the dizzy heights of fame. The Invention of Clouds tells the extraordinary story of an amateur meteorologist, Luke Howard, and his groundbreaking work to define what had hitherto been random and unknowable structures--clouds.

In December 1802, Luke Howard delivered a lecture that...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Science / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.68 Inches
Book Weight:0.86 Pounds
Author Biography
Hamblyn, Richard (Author)
Richard Hamblyn was born in 1965 & is a graduate of the universities of Essex & Cambridge, where he wrote a doctoral dissertation on the early history of geology in Britain. He lives & works in London.

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