The Weather Experiment
The Pioneers Who Sought to See the FutureBook - 2015
Presents the contributions to the modern science of meteorology made by Luke Howard, the first to classify clouds; Sir Francis Beaufort, who quantified the winds; James Glaisher, who explored the upper atmosphere in a hot-air balloon; Samuel Morse, whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings; and Admiral Robert Fitzroy, master sailor, scientific pioneer, and founder of the UK's national weather service.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
Edition: First American edition
Characteristics: xvi, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm