The weather experiment : the pioneers who sought to see the future / Peter Moore
- Moore, Peter, 1983-
- New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
- First American edition.
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
- 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.
- A history of weather forecasting and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible. -- and Presents the contributions to the modern science of meteorology made by Luke Howard, the first to classify clouds; Sir Francis Beaufort, who quantified the winds; James Glaisher, who explored the upper atmosphere in a hot-air balloon; Samuel Morse, whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings; and Admiral Robert Fitzroy, master sailor, scientific pioneer, and founder of the UK's national weather service.
- 9780865478091 (hardcover) and 0865478090 (hardcover)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-380) and index.
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