Manual of Meteorology


THE four volumes of Sir Napier Shaw's monumental “Manual of Meteorology” bear the titles: (1) “Meteorology in History”; (2) “Comparative Meteorology”; (3) “The Physical Processes of Weather”; (4) “Meteorological Calculus: Pressure and Wind”. Vol. 2, which after eight years now appears in second edition, gives in a descriptive form our present-day knowledge of the weather all over the world. Sir Napier's comprehensive view of this subject has taken its most perspicuous form in a great number of charts dealing with the entire earth, hi most cases given in polar projection for the northern and the southern hemisphere separately. These charts have since their appearance in 1928 exerted a great influence upon the views of meteorologists, and selected samples of them have been reproduced in more than one of the text-books published since that date.

Manual of Meteorology

By Sir Napier Shaw, with the assistance of Elaine Austin. Vol. 2: Comparative Meteorology. Second edition. Pp. xlviii + 472. (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1936.) 36s. net.

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BJERKNES, V. Manual of Meteorology. Nature 138, 781–782 (1936).

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