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Storm warning : the origins of the weather forecast

Author: Pauline Halford
Publisher: Stroud : Sutton Publishing, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the daily weather forecast.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Halford
ISBN: 0750932155 9780750932158
OCLC Number: 56642985
Description: xv, 285 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Myths to meteorology --
Weather watchers --
Storm about storms --
Charting the winds --
Nations confer --
Who will be the weatherman? --
Surveying the seas --
The birth of the Met Office --
Simultaneous observations --
The Fitz-Roy barometer --
Sun and wind --
Atmospheric gyration --
Royal Charter storm --
Storm prediction --
Forecast --
Meteorographica --
Burden of proof --
The French connection --
Forecasting the end --
Rebirth --
A new dimension.
Responsibility: Pauline Halford ; foreword by Michael Fish.
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