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Author Huler, Scott.

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

Published New York : Crown Publishers, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  551.518 HULE    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 290 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
Subject Beaufort, Francis, Sir, 1774-1857.
Beaufort scale.
ISBN 1400048842 (hardcover)