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Eric Sloane's Weather Book

By: Eric Sloane

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 443574


Features 135 of Sloane's illustrations depicting weather lore and demonstrating weather forecasting principlesSloane instructs readers how to glean climate information by "reading" such natural phenomena as winds, skies, or animal sounds. A beautifully illustrated and practical treasure trove of enlightening lore for outdoorsmen, farmers, sailors, and anyone who's ever wondered whether to take an umbrella when they leave the house.Republication of the New... View more info

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Meteorology in America, 1800-1870

By: James Rodger Fleming

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2000

Seller ID: 863597


Between 1800 and 1870 meteorology emerged as both a legitimate science and a government service in America. Challenging the widely held assumption that meteorologists were mere "data-gatherers" and that U.S. scientists were inferior to their European counterparts, James Rodger Fleming shows how the 1840s debate over the nature and causes of storms led to a "meteorological crusade" that would transform both theory and practice. Centrally located administra... View more info