Pioneers in the World of Weather and Climatology

Yet several of the pioneers featured in this book have dedicated their
professional lives specifically to the study of weather and climate. These are the
people who have conducted the research and created the tools that have
advanced the ...

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Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 9781615307432

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Sometimes fickle and often devastating in its most extreme forms, the weather can seem inscrutable. Yet our understanding of weather systems and climate has improved greatly over the years due to the work of scientists dedicated to studying the planet’s meteorological conditions. This absorbing volume introduces readers to individuals who have stood at the forefront of deciphering weather-related phenomena and advanced the science of climatology.

The Weather Experiment

Peter Moore's The Weather Experiment is the account of a group of naturalists, engineers, and artists who conquered the elements. It describes their travels and experiments, their breakthroughs and bankruptcies, with picaresque vigor.

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Author: Peter Moore

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374536201

Category: Science

Page: 416

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By the 1800s, a century of feverish discovery had launched the major branches of science. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy made the natural world explicable through experiment, observation, and categorization. And yet one scientific field remained in its infancy. Despite millennia of observation, mankind still had no understanding of the forces behind the weather. A century after the death of Newton, the laws that governed the heavens were entirely unknown, and weather forecasting was the stuff of folklore and superstition. Peter Moore's The Weather Experiment is the account of a group of naturalists, engineers, and artists who conquered the elements. It describes their travels and experiments, their breakthroughs and bankruptcies, with picaresque vigor. It takes readers from Irish bogs to a thunderstorm in Guanabara Bay to the basket of a hydrogen balloon 8,500 feet over Paris. And it captures the particular bent of mind--combining the Romantic love of Nature and the Enlightenment love of Reason--that allowed humanity to finally decipher the skies.

Weather Pioneers

Although they lacked sophisticated technology and the precision of specialized
instruments , these early weather pioneers learned enough to make tentative
generalizations concerning the dynamics of the earth's atmosphere , thus surely ...

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Author: Phyllis Smith

Publisher: Swallow Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4532883

Category: Nature

Page: 117

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Although weather records had been kept by private individuals and some universities since the early 1800s both here and abroad, a full U.S. weather reporting service had to await development and expansion of the electric telegraph. Both farmers and coastal shippers pressed the U.S. Congress to establish a weather prediction facility. By 1870 a network of such stations was in place. By late summer of 1873, workmen had finished the crude two-room station at the top of Pikes Peak. A telegraph line snaked through brush, trees, and boulders to the lofty summit.

Weather Scientists

the. Weather. Pioneers. Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt was born in Scotland
in 1892. After college, he researched how to use radio signals in order to find
lightning. In the late 1930s, he developed radar. Radar uses radio waves to
locate ...

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Author: Debra J. Housel

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9780743905527

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Readers are introduced to some of the most important weather scientists that ever lived in this engaging book! Featuring stunning photos, fascinating facts, easy-to-read text, and mini-biographies, readers will be excited to learn about Galileo, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, Benjamin Franklin, and Tetsuya Theodore Fujita. A captivating hands-on lab activity is featured to encourage readers to explore all they can about weather and science!

Told by the Pioneers

Fine clear weather but warm . 20th . Sunday . The Chickalitz Indians and family
off . Plomondon ' s wife has been unwell some time , and all her care is to give
away property to Indian Doctors for curing her , though at times she applys to me
for ...

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Author: United States. Work Projects Administration. Washington (State)

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000004856912

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 223

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To preserve stories of pioneers, which had not already found their way into published histories and reminiscences of the State of Washington, a project was begun in the early part of 1936 as part of a Friendly Visiting Program to elderly persons receiving old age assistance from the Washington State Dept. of Public Welfare. Consequently, these elderly persons were interviewed and their early stories, which might otherwise have been lost, have been preserved as part of the pioneer lore of the State of Washington. Selected interviews and excerpts were chosen by the editors based on the most picturesque background and popular appeal for publication as Told by the Pioneers. The book states, "The originals [interviews] are on file at the State Library where they can be consulted for statistics and other data." However, WSL does not and has not had the complete collection of original interviews. The manuscript collection titled, Washington Pioneer Project Records and Interviews 1936-1937, consists of the original interviews that WSL does have that correspond with the book.

Pioneers and Preachers

25 Frontiersmen lived close to nature and were directly influenced by snow and
rain , warmth and cold , sunshine and clouds ; hence they were ever on the alert
for changing weather conditions and developed many superstitious beliefs about
 ...

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Author: Robert William Mondy

Publisher: Burnham Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015008532007

Category: History

Page: 268

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A social history of the American frontier looks at lifestyles, marriage and sex, health and medical practices, manners, the perils of travel, outlaws, vigilantes, and preachers and religion

Mark Eubank s Utah Weather

The early pioneers had only a limited knowledge of Utah's climate ; they knew the
state was basically dry , and that the rainfall was not usually sufficient for
maturing crops . Many pioneers believed that the weather conditions they
observed ...

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Author: Mark E. Eubank

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3551198

Category: Utah

Page: 284

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The Pioneers

So then all hands was called to the pumps , and there we begun to ply the pumps
"Well , but the weather ? " interrupted Marma66 what of the weather without doors
? " “ Why , here the wind has been all day at the south , and now there's a lull ...

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Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044014546139

Category:

Page:

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Stories of the Pioneers Civil War Veterans of Delta County Michigan

Weather cold and windy . 12 , 1917 . He married Helen M . Adams Saturday ,
March 23 , 1878 . I spent the day on October 28 , 1871 . As I stated at the at home
and it has been the gloomiest day beginning of the narrative , my ancestors , of
my ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071296167

Category: Delta County (Mich.)

Page: 329

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The Pioneers Or The Sources of the Susquehanna

So then all hands was called to the pumps , and there we begun to ply the pumps
”“ Well , but the weather ? ” interrupted Marma16 what of the weather without
doors : " “ Why , here the wind has been all day at the south , and now there's a
lull ...

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Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000108715834

Category:

Page: 609

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The Pioneers Or The Sources of the Susquehanna a Descriptive Tale

So then all hands was called to the pumps, and there we begun to ply the pumps"
" Well, but the weather?" interrupted Marmaduke ; " what of the weather without
doors ?" " Why, here the wind has been all day at the south, and now there's a ...

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Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063545225

Category:

Page: 611

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The Weather Companion

The only change that we suggest is to add gussets , which are thin , triangular
pieces of plywood glued to the corners to provide cross - bracing . This kite will fly
in light winds and provide appreciation for the efforts of our weather pioneers .

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Author: Gary Lockhart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: IND:39000006085935

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Describes and evaluates weather folklore, looks at the history of weather forecasting, and explains the forces that shape the weather

Some Early Pioneers of Western Kentucky

Maggie and William are bur : Weatherford Greenwood Cemetery , Parker Co. , TX
. Children of Maggie Lee Rucker and William Word Dendy : a . Lawrence Cyril
Dendy , b . 15 Sept 1907 , Weather ford , TX , d . 29 May 1959 , at the Veterans ...

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Author: Helen Elvoree Hart Peyton

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89067352971

Category:

Page: 786

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Ancestors of Helen E. Hart Peyton. Richard Parker came to Virginia and North Carolina from Cornwall England ca. 1647. Early origins of the family are in Yorkshire, England. Richard Parker later moved to Hopkins County, Kentucky. Hart line is traced to Absalom and Nancy Hart of Onslow County, North Carolina. Descendants lived primarily in Kentucky with some in Texas, Virginia and other places.

The Pioneer of Wisdom

It has been a great blessing to myself and my husband ' " Last year , when the
weather permitted , we preached in the open air , choosing a conspicuous spot in
the centre of the town near the Town Hall , having gained permission to do so .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071584067

Category:

Page:

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The Pioneers

So then all hands was called to the pumps , and there we began to ply the pumps
” “ Well , but the weather ? ” interrupted Marmaduke ; “ what of the weather
without doors ? " Why , here the wind has been all day at the south , and now
there's ...

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Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000307539

Category:

Page: 506

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Treasures of Pioneer History

Many hardships were endured on the journey . The weather was getting colder
and they suffered much for want of water . At Bitter Creek John encountered his
first snowstorm . He was twenty years of age and had never seen snow before .

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105011986614

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page:

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Works of Fenimore Cooper The pioneers

So then all hands was called to the pumps , and there we began to ply the
pumps5 Well , but the weather ? ” interrupted Marmaduke ; " what of the weather
without doors ? " Why , here the wind has been all day at the south , and now
there's a ...

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Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112002534847

Category:

Page:

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Rangers and Pioneers of Texas

AGAIN ON THE MOVE — VERY COLD WEATHER — CAMP FREEZEOUT - THE
SICK TRAILER - OUT OF PROVISIONS - SUFFERING OF THE MEN — INDIANS
ABOUT — FORT GRIFFIN — TONKAWAY INDIANS — THE CHIEF , BIG NOSE ...

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Author: Andrew Jackson Sowell

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173017823828

Category: Comanche Indians

Page: 411

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"In the following pages the author has attempted to recite a part of what is as yet the unwritten history of the country. Many brave and heroic men have lived and died, and did their country glorius service upon the frontiers of Texas, whose names have as yet found no place in history ... The incidents of history herein contained have been gathered from sources most reliable, and he that peruses this volume may feel assured that he is not reading fiction, but facts which form part of the history of Texas"--Preface.

Mound Builders Indians and Pioneers

Warm weather had finally come back from its vacation in the South and there was
plowing and planting to be done . Jim and Bill worked together , for Bill had a
team of oxen and they had arranged to trade work , Bill doing Jim's plowing while
 ...

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Author: William B. Price

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89060405255

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 296

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