The Invention of Clouds

The Invention of Clouds

How An Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies

Book - 2001
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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.
ISBN: 9780374177157
Branch Call Number: 921 HOW
Characteristics: x, 403 p. : ill. ; 15 x 21 cm.


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