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The Resource Defining the wind : the Beaufort scale, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry, Scott Huler

Defining the wind : the Beaufort scale, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry, Scott Huler

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Defining the wind : the Beaufort scale, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry
Title
Defining the wind
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the Beaufort scale, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry
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Scott Huler
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Language
eng
Summary
Describes how nineteenth-century British admiral Francis Beaufort created the Beaufort Scale, a scientific classification that measures the strength of the wind, utilizing just 110 words to define thirteen gradations of wind
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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173563
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DLC
Dewey number
551.51/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC933
LC item number
.H85 2004
Literary form
non fiction
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Target audience
adult
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the Beaufort scale, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry
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Defining the wind : the Beaufort scale, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry, Scott Huler
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Instantiates
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Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-277) and index
Contents
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
Control code
2391052
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
290 p.
Isbn
9781400048847
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003025973
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ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocm53814496
  • (OCoLC)53814496
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Defining the wind : the Beaufort scale, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry, Scott Huler
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-277) and index
Contents
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
Control code
2391052
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
290 p.
Isbn
9781400048847
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2003025973
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm53814496
  • (OCoLC)53814496

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