The invention of clouds: how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux,
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[2001]
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First edition.
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English
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The Invention of Clouds is the true story of Luke Howard, the amateur English meteorologist who in 1802 gave the clouds their names -- cumulus, cirrus, stratus. He immediately gained international fame, becoming a cult figure among artists and painters -- Goethe, Constable, and Coleridge revered him -- and legitimizing the science of meteorology. Part history of science, part cultural excavation, this is not only the biography of a man, but of a moment: the cultural birth of the modern scientific era.
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9780374177157
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subject_facet Clouds, Howard, Luke, -- 1772-1864, Meteorologists -- England -- Biography, Meteorology -- England -- History -- 19th century
title_display The invention of clouds : how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies
title_full The invention of clouds : how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies / Richard Hamblyn
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title_sub how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies
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