8vo, pp. (iv), 436, and 10 folding plates (9 charts and 1 graph). Woodcut illustrations in the text. Original blue cloth (a little faded), printed paper label (a bit chipped) on spine. Tear without loss in the fold of two plates, upper inner hinge a little loose, but a very good copy. Stamp on the title-page of a private Swedish library. FIRST EDITION of the first of Reid?s two substantial books on the laws of storms. William C. Redfield of New York had studied the great storm in Connecticut of September 1821, and concluded that it was actually a very large whirlwind. Reid was convinced that Redfield was correct in this conclusion, and by correspondence with other scientists, established a large body of supporting data from ships? logs and coastal stations. There was also a practical application of this book since it offered advice to shipping caught in storms; British warships were later required to carry a copy and merchant mariners were examined in its contents. Following its publication, people on land or sea were for the first time armed with predictive knowledge of an imminent hurricane, and could take appropriate action. Reid was created a CB in the same year, and FRS the following year. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : An Attempt to develop The Law of Storms by ...
Éditeur : London: Published by John Weale? 1838.
Date d'édition : 1838
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