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British weather and the climate of enlightenment

Author: Jan Golinski
Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press 2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Enlightenment inquiries into the weather sought to impose order on a force that had the power to alter human life and social conditions. British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment reveals how a new sense of the national climate emerged in the eighteenth century from the systematic recording of the weather, and how it was deployed in discussions of the health and welfare of the population. Enlightened  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Golinski
ISBN: 0226302059 9780226302058
OCLC Number: 839015184
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-268) and index
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Description: Online-Ressource (xv, 284 p) ill.
Contents: Experiencing the weather in 1703The "exquisite atmography" and its author --
The atmosphere and the earth --
Clouds in the head --
Public weather and the culture of enlightenment --
The great storm in public debate --
Providence and the British climate --
Conversation and weather lore --
Recording and forecasting --
The discipline of the diary --
The calendar and the seasons --
Forecasting by the heavens --
Barometers of enlightenment --
The genealogy of weather instruments --
The instrument trade and consumers --
Interpreting the "oraculous glasses" --
Sensibility and climatic pathology --
The hippocratic revival --
Aerial sensitivity and social change --
The politics of atmospheric reform --
Climate and civilization --
The enlightenment debate on climate --
Medicine and the colonial situation --
America: climate and destiny --
Conclusion: the science of weather.
Responsibility: Jan Golinski

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