The Weather Experiment

The Pioneers who Sought to see the Future

Author: Peter Moore

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155975

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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**Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'Gripping' The Times 'Exhilarating' Sunday Times In an age when a storm was evidence of God’s wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma to realise their ambitions. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out to unlock the secrets of the atmosphere. Meet Luke Howard, the first to classify the clouds, Francis Beaufort, quantifier of the winds, James Glaisher, explorer of the upper atmosphere by way of a hot air balloon, Samuel Morse, whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings, and at the centre of it all Admiral Robert FitzRoy: master sailor, scientific pioneer and founder of the Met Office. Peter Moore’s exhilarating account navigates treacherous seas, rough winds and uncovers the obsession that drove these men to great invention and greater understanding.

Experiments on the Weather

Author: Zella Williams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404236639

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Photographs and illustrated instructions for preparing experiments relating to the weather.

Experiments with Weather

Author: Salvatore Tocci

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780516227900

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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Presents experiments that introduce and explain a variety of topics associated with weather.

Weather and Climate Experiments

Author: Pamela Walker,Elaine Wood

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438129076

Category: Climatology

Page: 167

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Study of the weather and climate helps students understand weather conditions and the science behind weather research. This work offers students the opportunity to carry out hands-on activities using weather instruments similar to the ones used by experts. It is suitable for both middle and high school classes.