The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future

The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future

Peter Moore

By the 1800s, a century of feverish discovery had introduced the foremost branches of technological know-how. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy made the wildlife explicable via test, statement, and categorization. And but one medical box remained in its infancy. regardless of millennia of remark, mankind nonetheless had no knowing of the forces in the back of the elements. A century after the loss of life of Newton, the legislation that ruled the heavens have been totally unknown, and climate forecasting used to be the stuff of folklore and superstition.

Peter Moore's The climate Experiment is the account of a gaggle of naturalists, engineers, and artists who conquered the weather. It describes their travels and experiments, their breakthroughs and bankruptcies, with picaresque energy. It takes readers from Irish bathrooms to a thunderstorm in Guanabara Bay to the basket of a hydrogen balloon 8,500 ft over Paris. And it captures the actual bent of mind--combining the Romantic love of Nature and the Enlightenment love of Reason--that allowed humanity to eventually decipher the skies.

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