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Dampier's “Discourse of the Winds” and the Distribution of Wind on the Earth's Surface

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DAMPIER'S “Voyages” are well known, at any rate by name, but his “Discourse of the Winds” is seldom referred to. It is, however, well worth careful examination and, so far as I can judge, contains as much information about the distribution of winds as any of the modern works on the same subject.

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