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ETO Record Number
67
Author
Huler, Scott
Title
Defining the wind : the Beaufort scale, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry
Secondary Title (usually periodical title)
Volume (periodical)
Number (periodical)
Accession Number (For ERIC and similar collections)
Call Number
QC933 .H85 2004
551.51/8
Edition
1st
Editor
ISBN
1400048842 (hardcover)
Format
Keywords
Beaufort scale.; Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774-1857.
Pages
290 p.
Location Published
New York
Publisher
Crown Publishers
Date of Publication
2004
Related URLs (sometimes the Library of Congress record)
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/bios/random055/2003025973.html;http://www.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random052/2003025973.html;http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random052/2003025973.html;http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0411/2003025973.html
Abstract
Notes
ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction September 6, 1996: Hurricane Fran and before -- Beaufort of the Admiralty -- In search of the wind -- The Beaufort scale, and who wrote it, in a general way -- Reverse-engineering the wind -- "Nature rightly questioned, never lies": the Beaufort scale, nineteenth-century science, and the last eighteenth-century man -- Getting the word out: on the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, the dictionary, and how Sir Francis Beaufort slept with his sister -- Taking the measure of the wind: the fabulous beaufortometer -- A picture of the wind: poetry, the shipping forecast, and the search for the North Shields observer -- Observation, a panegyric: on the Beaufort moment. -- Appendix A. Beaufort scale family album -- Appendix B. Explanation of the plate describing the rigging, etc., of a first-rate man of war.
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