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Elementary Meteorology

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ISBN-10: 1406700150

ISBN-13: 9781406700152

Edition: N/A

Authors: William Morris Davis

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ELEMENTARY METEOROLOGY BY WILLIAM MORRIS DAVIS 1894, PREFACE. THOSE who are already acquainted with, the science of meteorology will need no words of mine to show that the greatest share of whatever value this book may contain comes from my having studied and followed the work of the late Professor William Ferrel of Washington. To his remarkable insight and ingenious analysis we owe the best part of the understanding of general atmospheric processes that has yet been reached. Those who here first come to know something of the science of the atmosphere, and who are perhaps thus brought to desire further acquaintance with it, should not fail to study TTerrePs Popular Treatise on the Winds, in…    
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List price: $30.95
Publisher: Audubon Press & Christian Book Service
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.86" tall
Weight: 1.078

Davis, an American geographer, geologist, and meteorologist, began his varied career at the age of 20 as a meteorologist with the Argentine Meteorological Observatory. He later joined the faculty at Harvard University, where he taught for 36 years. In the 1870s, his interest shifted from meteorology to geography, and he began the study of landforms and landform evolution. Davis is credited with introducing the ideas of cyclic erosion to landscape development, proposing that the crust of the earth in a certain area is initially uplifted and is then eroded downward, passing through a precise series of sequential stages. His most noteworthy essay, "The Rivers and Valleys of Pennsylvania,"…