The Propagation of Freshwater Fish Excluding Salmonidae, by W.O. Chambers

The Propagation of Freshwater Fish Excluding Salmonidae, by W.O. Chambers

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...if they could be issued sooner, so as to render it possible for captains to get information of a coming gale before leaving port. The table and diagram do not give any indication of the storms of which no warning was given, and of these there have been instances in every year. I fear that we cannot at present hold out hopes of being able to show a blank failure column in our yearly analysis. The instances of such failure are not frequent, but they are sometimes serious, as some of our worst storms occasionally give very slight indications of their proximity by instrumental readings. I have represented on the screen a recent instance of this, the storm of October 24th, I882. You will see that the map for 6 P.M. on the evening before showed, in its barometrical indications and its wind reports, not a sign of the disturbance which lay over the west of England at 8 o'clock in the morning. Similar instances might easily be cited, and others arising from miscalculation of the path which the storm was following, but the time would fail me were I to continue the subject further. There is, however, one point to which I ought to allude before I have done. It may seem strange that when a storm made its appearance in the night time, like that of October 24th just cited, I should have said nothing about the possibility of receiving intimation of it by means of later, say midnight reports, and distributing the news to the coast stations at once. The explanation of not doing so is, that though we might organise night reports, the only portion of the population who could benefit by them would _be the readers of newspapers. We could send forecasts to the press at a later hour than 9 P.M., but we could not send warnings to the fishermen on the coast;...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123683576X
  • 9781236835765