Geographical Review Volume 8

Geographical Review Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...(1)--Barometer manual for the use of seamen, A: A text-book of marine meteorology, 8th edit. 106 pp.; maps, diagrs., ills., index. M eteorol. Oflicc Publ. No. 61. Meteorological Office, London, 1916. ls. (2)----Seaman's handbook of meteorology, The: Acorn anion to the barometer manual for the use of seamen. 3rd edit. xxxviii and 20 pp.; maps, diagrs., ills., index..Meteorol. 0lfice Publ. No. 215. Meteorological Oflice, London, 1918. s. 6d. The British Meteorological Ofiice issues a large series of important publications which are by no means so well known, or so widely used, in this country as they deserve to be. This regrettable situation is doubtless due in part to the fact that these volumes are not generally advertised and in part to the fact that many teachers and students who would naturally buy them are under the mistaken impression that all these publications' are either highly technical or else are of interest to British readers, and especially to British seamen, only. This is far from being the case. Several of them are of value to every teacher and student of meteorology in the United States. Furthermore, the low price at which these volumes are sold is another reason why they should be widely known in our own country. (1) The "Barometer Manual for the Use of Seamen" is historically an interesting volume, for it is the lineal successor of the barometer manual originally prepared by Admiral Fitzroy. It was first published in 1884 as a revised edition of Fitzroy 's book and has been through seven editions, the present issue being the eighth. In all, about 35,000 copies of the work have been distributed. As its title implies, it deals chiefly with the barometer and the method of using it; with pressure and...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236983378
  • 9781236983374