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Predicting the Weather Victorians and the Science of Meteorology

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ISBN-10: 0226019683

ISBN-13: 9780226019680

Edition: 2005

Authors: Katharine Anderson

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The Met Office was founded in 1854 to collect weather statistics, but it quickly turned to daily forecasting, opening its work to popular scrutiny. Katharine Anderson discusses both the science of meteorology & the public expectations that shaped it in the Victorian era.
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List price: $68.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 0.63" wide x 0.93" long x 0.10" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Introduction: A Science of the Weather
Prediction, Prophecy, and Scientific Culture
Weather Prophets and the Victorian Almanac
Weather in a Public Office
Precision and a Science of Probabilities
Maps, Instruments, and Weather Wisdom
Science, State, and Empire