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Predicting the weather [electronic resource] :Victorians and the science of meteorology / Katharine Anderson.

By: Anderson, Katharine, 1965-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 331 p. o) : ill.ISBN: 9780226019703 (electronic bk.); 0226019705 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Meteorology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Weather forecasting -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 | Physics | Science | Geology | SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Meteorology & Climatology | Meteorologie | Wettervorhersage | Großbritannien | Geschichte 1850-1900Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 551.5/0941 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
A science of the weather -- Prediction, prophecy, and scientific culture -- Weather prophets and the Victorian almanac -- Weather in a public office -- Precision and a science of probabilities -- Maps, instruments, and weather wisdom -- Science, state, and empire.
Summary: Victorian Britain, with its maritime economy and strong links between government and scientific enterprises, founded an office to collect meteorological statistics in 1854 in an effort to foster a modern science of the weather. But as the office turned to prediction rather than data collection, the fragile science became a public spectacle, with its forecasts open to daily scrutiny in the newspapers. And meteorology came to assume a pivotal role in debates about the responsibility of scientists and the authority of science. Studying meteorology as a means to examine the historical identity of p.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-324) and index.

A science of the weather -- Prediction, prophecy, and scientific culture -- Weather prophets and the Victorian almanac -- Weather in a public office -- Precision and a science of probabilities -- Maps, instruments, and weather wisdom -- Science, state, and empire.

Victorian Britain, with its maritime economy and strong links between government and scientific enterprises, founded an office to collect meteorological statistics in 1854 in an effort to foster a modern science of the weather. But as the office turned to prediction rather than data collection, the fragile science became a public spectacle, with its forecasts open to daily scrutiny in the newspapers. And meteorology came to assume a pivotal role in debates about the responsibility of scientists and the authority of science. Studying meteorology as a means to examine the historical identity of p.

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