Politics, Statistics and Weather Forecasting, 1840-1910: Taming the Weather

1st Edition

Aitor Anduaga

Published July 16, 2019
Reference - 412 Pages
ISBN 9780367244590 - CAT# 305086
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

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Weather forecasting is the most visible branch of meteorology and has its modern roots in the nineteenth century when scientists redefined meteorology in the way weather forecasts were made, developing maps of isobars, or lines of equal atmospheric pressure, as the main forecasting tool. This book is the history of how weather forecasting was moulded and modelled by the processes of nation-state building and statistics in the Western world.

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