Defining the Wind - The Beaufort Scale, and How a Nineteenth-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry

By: Huler, Scott.

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Illustrated, 8vo, pp (xii) 290, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [The author's quest in search of Admiral Francis Beaufort, hydrographer to the British Admiralty, man of science, and author - Scott Huler assumed - of the Beaufort Wind Scale. But what Huler discovered was that the scale that carried Beaufort's name had a long and complex evolution and his research takes him to the lives and works of figures from Daniel Defoe and Charles Darwin to Captain Bligh, of the Bounty, and Cook, of the Endeavour. This readable book is often humorous and always rich story that is ultimately about how we observe the forces of nature and the worlds around us.]

Title: Defining the Wind - The Beaufort Scale, and How a Nineteenth-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry

Author Name: Huler, Scott.

Categories: History of Science, Science,

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 2004

ISBN Number: 1400048842

ISBN Number 13: 9781400048847

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 003205

Keywords: WIND POWER. SCIENCE. CHARLES DARWIN. DANIEL DEFOE. BOUNTY. CAPTAIN COOK. ENDEAVOUR.