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The Weather Experiment

The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future

The Weather Experiment( )
Author: Moore, Peter
ISBN:978-0-86547-809-1
Publication Date:Jun 2015
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $30.00
Book Description:

In 1865 Admiral Robert FitzRoy locked himself in his dressing room and cut his throat. His grand meteorological project had failed. Yet only a decade later, FitzRoy's storm warning system and "forecasts" would return, the model for what we use today.

In an age when a storm at sea was evidence of God's wrath, nineteenth-century meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma. Buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out...
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Book Details
Pages:416
Detailed Subjects: Science / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.36 x 9.24 x 1.29 Inches
Book Weight:1.43 Pounds



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