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Bizarre Barometers and Other Unusual Weather Forecasters - Philip R. Collins


In this book Philip Collins rediscovers a miscellany of strange weather instruments from early weather glasses to the novelty barometers of the Victorian era and modern times. Among the weird and wonderful weather predictors uncovered are some of nature's barometers - sharks, frogs and leeches - as well as an array of intriguing man-made inventions from the storm glasses investigated by Admiral Robert Fitzroy to the humble weather house.

Philip Collins takes a not-too-serious look at the art of weather forecasting with these fascinating devices in a way that both amuses and informs. No weather forecaster should be without this book.

1 Early Weather Glasses
2 Storm Glasses
3 Shark Oil Barometers
4 Weather Predictors and Forecasters
5 The Tempest Prognosticator
6 Weather Houses
7 Novelty Barometers

ISBN: 978-0-948382-13-0
235 x 155 mm viii + 103pp 100 illus.
First published 2004

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