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Howard, Luke 1772-1864

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Works: 81 works in 266 publications in 6 languages and 4,529 library holdings
Genres: Observations  Biography  Records and correspondence  History  Classification  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: QP33, 573.4
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Most widely held works by Luke Howard
The climate of London : deduced from meteorological observations made in the metropolis and at various places around it by Luke Howard( Book )

19 editions published between 1833 and 2016 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay on the modifications of clouds by Luke Howard( Book )

14 editions published between 1832 and 2011 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An industrial chemist by profession, Luke Howard (1772-1864) proposed the method of cloud classification that is still in use today. His life-long interest in meteorology led him to produce this landmark work in the history of the subject. General scientific opinion at the time was that clouds were too changeable to be classified, but, inspired by Linnaeus' work in biological classification, Howard proposed a method which used Latin terminology - cirrus, cumulus, stratus and nimbus - to provide a standard description for each of three groups of cloud types. His work was first published in the Philosophical Magazine in 1803; it was produced in book form in 1832 but went quickly out of print. This reissue is of the third printing (1865) of the edition brought out after his death in 1864 by two of his sons. Howard's other meteorological works are also reissued in this series
The climate of London : deduced from meteorological observations, made at different places in the neighbourhood of the metropolis by Luke Howard( Book )

9 editions published between 1818 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven lectures on meteorology by Luke Howard( Book )

13 editions published between 1837 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luke Howard (1772-1864) was a pharmacist and businessman, but is most famous for his contributions to meteorology. He classified clouds by their appearance and gave them their modern names of cumulus, cirrus, nimbus and stratus. He was educated at a Quaker school in Oxfordshire, then trained as a pharmacist, but was fascinated by weather throughout his life, and developed into a keen amateur meteorologist. He wrote several important texts on the subject including The Climate of London, an early study in urban climatology, and On the Modification of Clouds (both also reissued in this series). Published in 1837, Seven Lectures on Meteorology covers the components of the atmosphere, seasonal variation in winds and temperature, the use of barometers, cloud structure, and visual phenomena such as rainbows and the Aurora Borealis. This reissue also includes Howard's short 1842 book which details selected British weather data from 1824 to 1841
On the modifications of clouds by Luke Howard( Book )

12 editions published between 1803 and 1894 in English and German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'influence des agens physiques sur la vie by W. F Edwards( Book )

6 editions published between 1832 and 1838 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur les modifications des nuages by Luke Howard( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cycle of eighteen years in the seasons of Britain : deduced from meteorological observations made at Ackworth, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, from 1824 to 1841 by Luke Howard( )

2 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of a microscopical investigation of several species of pollen : with remarks and questions on the structure and use of that part of vegetables by Luke Howard( Book )

4 editions published in 1802 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Erfindung der Wolken : Wie ein unbekannter Meteorologe die Sprache des Himmels erforschte by Richard Hamblyn( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from the spiritual bee : or, A miscellaney of spiritual, historical, natural observations, and occasional occurrencyes, applyed in divine meditations by Nicholas Horsman( Book )

4 editions published in 1823 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translations from the Vulgate Latin of four books of the Apocrypha : Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom, Tobit, and part of Daniel by Luke Howard( Book )

5 editions published between 1829 and 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christian memento, : with observations on some of the prevalent amusements of the day by Luke Howard( Book )

6 editions published between 1821 and 1824 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liber ecclesiasticus, the book of the church; or, Ecclesiasticus( Book )

4 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers on meteorology : relating especially to the climate of Britain, and to the variation of the barometer by Luke Howard( Book )

8 editions published in 1854 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luke Howard (1772-1864) : his correspondence with Goethe and his continental journey of 1816 by Luke Howard( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoranda of the last illness and death of Joseph Howard : with short extracts of letters written and received by him by Luke Howard( Book )

3 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Translations from the Vulgate Latin of four books of the Apocrypha : Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom, Tobit, and part of Daniel
Alternative Names
Ackworth, Luke Howard of 1772-1864

Lük Hovard

Luke Howard

Luke Howard Brits scheikundige (1772-1864)

Luke Howard englischer Pharmakologe und Meteorologe

Luke Howard meteorologo inglese

Лук Хауард

Ховард, Люк

لوقا هوارد

لوک هاوارد

ハワード, ルーク

リューク・ハワード

卢克·霍华德

Languages
English (143)

German (6)

French (5)

Danish (3)

Japanese (1)

Korean (1)

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