Practical Directions for the Method of Reading the barometer and hygrometer: and for observing the bearing and direction of the winds and formation of clouds; also, the method of predicting the probability of storms.
by CAMERON, Paul.
London:: J.D. Potter; . . . Hutcheson Campbell; P. Cameron, 1868., 1868. 8vo. 64 pp. Frontispiece engraving depicting two barometer and hygrometer instruments. Original green blind- and gilt-stamped cloth. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, "Presented to Prof. George Forbes, B.A., By the Author, Glasgow, Dec. 2nd, 1872. Very good. RARE. CONTENTS: Barometer -- Sympiesometer -- Hygrometer -- Examples for reading the hygrometer -- Hygrometer table -- Examples for reading the barometer -- Weather table -- Popular weather signs -- Variable winds -- Meteorological predictions -- Clouds -- Astronomical definitions of the sphere -- Astronomical symbols -- Cyclone or hurricane winds -- Cyclone table -- The cyclone season -- Examples of ships passing through cyclones -- Storm signals -- Local winds and rain -- Mists or fogs -- Dew -- Climate and its positions -- Energy, electricity, heat -- Wind table -- Table: correspondence of the different thermometrical scales -- Examples: hydrometrical tables -- Weather table -- Weather table for sea or land -- Right ascension and declination of the sun at apparent noon at Greenwich. PROVENANCE: Prof. George Forbes, B.A., F.R.S., F.R.S.E., F.R.A.S. (1849-1936), Scottish electrical engineer, astronomer, explorer, author and inventor. Forbes pioneered hydroelectric schemes and was instrumental in developing the engineering needs, as consultant, for the Niagara Falls hydroelectric scheme.
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