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  • Title: Reading the Skies: A Cultural History of English Weather, 1650-1820
  • Author: Vladimir Janković
  • ISBN: 9780226392165
  • Page: 436
  • Format: Paperback

  • From the time of Aristotle until the late eighteenth century, meteorology meant the study of meteors spectacular objects in the skies beneath the moon, which included everything from shooting stars to hailstorms In Reading the Skies, Vladimir Jankovic traces the history of this meteorological tradition in Enlightenment Britain, examining its scientific and cultural signFrom the time of Aristotle until the late eighteenth century, meteorology meant the study of meteors spectacular objects in the skies beneath the moon, which included everything from shooting stars to hailstorms In Reading the Skies, Vladimir Jankovic traces the history of this meteorological tradition in Enlightenment Britain, examining its scientific and cultural significance.Jankovic interweaves classical traditions, folk popular beliefs and practices, and the increasingly quantitative approaches of urban university men to understanding the wonders of the skies He places special emphasis on the role that detailed meteorological observations played in natural history and chorography, or local geography in religious and political debates and in agriculture Drawing on a number of archival sources, including correspondence and weather diaries, as well as contemporary pamphlets, tracts, and other printed sources reporting prodigious phenomena in the skies, this book will interest historians of science, Britain, and the environment.
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