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The weather experiment : the pioneers who sought to see the future

Author: Peter Moore
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of weather forecasting and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible. --
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Moore
ISBN: 9780865478091 0865478090
OCLC Number: 906171888
Description: xvi, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The weather experiment --
Dawn --
Seeing. Writing in the air ; Nature caught in the very act ; Rain, wind, and the wondrous cold --
Morning --
Contesting. Detectives ; Trembling air, whirling winds ; Liquid lightning --
Midday --
Experimenting. Steady eyes, delicate skies ; Beginnings ; Dangerous paths --
Afternoon --
Believing. Dazzling bright ; Endings ; Truth telling --
Dusk --
West winds --
Stars in FitzRoy's meteorological galaxy.
Responsibility: Peter Moore.

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A history of weather forecasting and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible. --

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