The Invention of Clouds : How an Amateur Metorologist Forged the Language of the Skies (Paperback) - Hamblyn, Richard

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The true story of Luke Howard, the amateur English meteorologist who in 1802 gave the clouds their names--cumulus, cirrus, stratus--is part history of science, part cultural excavation.

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Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312420017
SKU 30910454
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312420013
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Details the true story of a timid young Quaker and amateur meteorologist named Luke Howard who was hurled into the spotlight when he assigned poetic names to the clouds in December 1802, which became a landmark in natural history and meteorology and caused him to become immortalized in the works of the Romantics.
Editors Note 1 Details the true story of a timid young Quaker and amateur meteorologist named Luke Howard who was hurled into the spotlight when he assigned poetic names to the clouds in December 1802, which became a landmark in natural history and meteorology and caused him to become immortalized in the works of the Romantics. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Picador USA
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