The Invention of Clouds
How An Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the SkiesBook - 2001
The Invention of Clouds is the true story of Luke Howard, the amateur English meteorologist who in 1802 gave the clouds their names -- cumulus, cirrus, stratus. He immediately gained international fame, becoming a cult figure among artists and painters -- Goethe, Constable, and Coleridge revered him -- and legitimizing the science of meteorology. Part history of science, part cultural excavation, this is not only the biography of a man, but of a moment: the cultural birth of the modern scientific era.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 921 HOW
Characteristics: x, 403 p. : ill. ; 15 x 21 cm.