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The Invention of Clouds The Invention Of Clouds Is The True Story Of Luke Howard, The Amateur English Meteorologist Who In 1802 Gave The Clouds Their Names Cumulus, Cirrus, Stratus He Immediately Gained International Fame, Becoming A Cult Figure Among Artists And Painters Goethe, Constable, And Coleridge Revered Him And Legitimizing The Science Of Meteorology Part History Of Science, Part Cultural Excavation, This Is Not Only The Biography Of A Man, But Of A Moment The Cultural Birth Of The Modern Scientific Era.

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  • Hardcover
  • 403 pages
  • The Invention of Clouds
  • Richard Hamblyn
  • English
  • 18 August 2018
  • 0374177155

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  1. says:

    Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says The Invention of Clouds is the true story of Luke Howard, the amateur English meteorologist who in 1802 gave the clouds their names cumulus, cirrus, stratus He immediately gained international fame, becoming a cult figure among artists and painters Goethe, Constable, and Coleridge revered him and legitimizing the scienc...


  2. says:

    Exactly what it says it is the story of how two hundred years ago an amateur meteorologist developed the language to describe clouds Enjoyable and I definitely recommend it for people that enjoy the history of science.


  3. says:

    I finished this book on an overcast evening By the time I was done, the setting sun had broken through the clouds to reveal a strikingly three dimensional panorama of torn vapor and gold It was a cloudscape, the kind I try to capture in my stories Unborn God and The Wizard s House part of a series I m calling Cartography of Clouds that will be published shortly in Beneath Ceaseless Skies It was also a fitting bac...


  4. says:

    For a history book, Richard Hamblyn s The Invention of Clouds is highly readable Despite the numerous characters that make an appearance, all the tangential but relevant details, and the breadth of the subject, Hamblyn is able to present a coherent and fascinating narrative Because historical events cannot happen in isolation, by focusing on how the clouds came to be named, Hamblyn has painted a portrait of scientific cult...


  5. says:

    Interesante ensayo sobre la vida de Luke Howard, c mo clasific y nombr las nubes, todos lo problemas que surgieron y como se llega a la nomenclatura actual.Todo ello, explicando la sociedad d la poca, como se viv a la cienc...


  6. says:

    The invention of clouds, how an amateur meteorologist forged the language of the skies by Richard Hamblyn Talks a bit about the 4 different cloud formations butabout the amateur meteorologist and his life.I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD Braille Audio Reading Device.


  7. says:

    Written for the general audience, this book isthan just a telling of how clouds came to be named e.g cumulus, nimbus It is the story of the beginning of meteorology, reviewing prior attempts to explain and identify clouds and weather in general, beginning with Assyrian times This recounting highlights Howard s invention of cloud names and identification of the different types of clouds, which is difficult to do as they are evanescent things I was interested to find that so many peopl Written for the general audience, this book isthan just a telling of how clouds came to be named e.g cumulus, nimbus It is the story of the beginning of meteorology, reviewing prior attempts to explain and identify clouds and weather in general, beginning with Assyrian times This recounting highlights Howard s invention of cloud names and identification of the different types of clouds, which is difficult to do as they are evanescent things I was interested to find that so many people in the past have been fascinated by clouds but stumped by what they are, how they arise and dissipate Naming things, that is, distinguishing between objects under study, is the ground step for studying one needs a vocabulary to discuss the objects of study.A second theme is the fact that early scientific study in the 1700 s and 1800 s was actually what we call today citizen science There were no scientists as such, but dedicated enthusiasts about one or another phenomenon that h...


  8. says:

    Yet another book I loved As a sailor I have a keen interest in the weather and some meteorological knowledge beyond your average everyday stuff This well written historical and scientific book on the life of Luke Howard and how he gave us the classification of clouds that we use even today, is great The writer is obviously enthusiastic about his subject and this comes across I enjoyed reading it very much Towards the end mention is made of h...


  9. says:

    You call the wispy high clouds of the December sky cirrus So does the German, Spaniard, Russian, Afrikaner We have a common language for speaking of clouds due to a remarkable Quaker chemist, Luke Howard, who codified and named clouds in Latin, the scientific language then and now according to the behavior he had observed In The Invention of Clouds , Richard Hamblyn tells us not only about the life, times and work of this amateur meteorologist, but also about his remarkable colleagues in You call the wispy high clouds of the December sky cirrus So does the German, Spaniard, Russian, Afrikaner We have a common language for speaking of clouds due to a remarkable Quaker chemist, Luke Howard, who codified and named clouds in Latin, the scientific language then and now according to the behavior he had observed In The Invention of Clouds , Richard Hamblyn tells us not only about the life, times and work of this amateur meteorologist, but also about his remarkable colleagues in science.Howard lived in London at the end of the 18th century, when the intellectual life of Europe was aboil with new theories of natural philosophy science and young intellectuals found their way to the coffee house to debate their favorites in a heady atmosphere of stock trading, tobacco smoking, drug experimentation and science.The Royal Society was nearly one hundred years old, and was essentially closed to the Quaker Howard In any ca...


  10. says:

    Richard Hamblyn s The Invention of Clouds is a fascinating book that looks at the history of how clouds were classified into the types by which we know them today eg cirrus, altostratus, cumulus , It centres on Luke Howard, the meteorologist who first came up with a properly workable and universal cloud classification there had been other attempts, but they hadn t been successful.The book is an excellent biography of Howard, but it is also offers excellent insights into the long history of me Richard Hamblyn s The Invention of Clouds is a fascinating book that looks at the history of how cloud...

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