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The Drama of Weather

The Drama of Weather

by Napier Shaw


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First published in 1939 as the second edition of a popular 1933 original, this book contains a richly illustrated review of trends in weather forecasting and description. Shaw takes a dramatic approach in describing weather and weather forecasts, equating the drama of weather with that of the theatre, with meteorologists in the role of the audience. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of meteorology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107450875
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/04/2014
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue. Pageantry in the sky; 1. Ideas of the drama ancient and modern; 2. The watchers: what they see and what they say; 3. The score; 4. The chorus. Rhythmic aspects of the records; 5. The weather-map presents the play; Epilogue. The weather-map of the future; 6. Where our rain comes from; 7. Chapter and verse for weather in relation to agriculture; List of step-diagrams in the maps of Chapter III; List of mountains in fig. 40; Index.

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