Modern Meteorology A Series of Six Lectures Delivered under the Auspices of the Meteorological Society in 1878

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    THE publication of “The Origin of Species” and the introduction of the spectroscope as an implement of research, have not wrought perhaps a greater revolution in the biological and physical sciences than has the invention of weather charts in the younger science of meteorology. One has only to look back a quarter of a century at the writings of meteorologists to see the radical change which has been brought about, not merely as regards the nomenclature of the science but even as regards the standpoint from which the whole phenomena of atmospheric movements are looked at. It was to diffuse more generally a knowledge of this change that the Council of the Meteorological Society arranged the delivery of these six lectures, which on the whole faithfully portray to the reader the present state of meteorology in its outstanding features.

    Modern Meteorology. A Series of Six Lectures Delivered under the Auspices of the Meteorological Society in 1878.

    (London: Edward Stanford, 1879.)

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    Modern Meteorology A Series of Six Lectures Delivered under the Auspices of the Meteorological Society in 1878. Nature 20, 359–360 (1879) doi:10.1038/020359a0

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