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Climate in the age of empire : weather observers in colonial Canada

Author: Victoria C Slonosky; American Meteorological Society,
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : American Meteorological Society, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the work of early Canadian weather observers who were schooled and working in the scientific tradition inherited from Europe, the scientific community they built, and their attitudes toward climate change.--
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Genre/Form: History
Observations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slonosky, Victoria C., 1972-
Climate in the age of empire.
Boston, Massachusetts : American Meteorological Society, [2018]
(DLC) 2017057374
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria C Slonosky; American Meteorological Society,
ISBN: 9781944970208 1944970207
OCLC Number: 1011620338
Description: xxi, 325 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
The landscape : Scientists, Practices, and Theories. Territory, networks, and tools --
Dr. Jean-François Gaultier : new France's climatologist --
Clearing and cultivation : eighteenth-century climate improvement theory --
British-American weather observers to 1830 --
McCord and the Montreal Natural History Society --
Nineteenth-century scientists question climate amelioration --
Meteorology takes shape. Meteorology and the military --
The magnetic crusade and the founding of the Toronto Observatory --
Medical meteorology --
The establishment of the Meteorological Service of Canada --
The McGill Observatory and the professionalization of meteorology --
What do three centuries of observations tell us? --
Extraordinary seasons.
Other Titles: Weather observers in colonial Canada
Responsibility: Victoria C. Slonosky.

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