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THE STORY OF THE ATMOSPHERE - Douglas Archibald

Hard cover. Cloth-bound.

Illustrated.

Condition good/very good.

Scientific book.

THE STORY OF THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE

WITH FORTY-FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS

Author: DOUGLAS ARCHIBALD, M. A. (Fellow and sometime Vice-President of the Royal Meteorological Society, London)

Publisher: D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

NEW YORK AND LONDON

Publication date: 1909

Pages: 204

Dimensions: 15,5 x 11 cm

CONTENTS:

  • THE ORIGIN AND HEIGHT OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE NATURE AND COMPOSITION OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE PRESSURE AND WEIGHT OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE TEMPERATURE OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE GENERAL CIRCULATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE LAWS WHICH RULE THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE DEW, FOG, AND CLOUDS OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE RAIN, SNOW, AND HAIL OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE CYCLONES OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE SOUNDS OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • THE COLOURS AND OPTICAL PHENOMENA OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • WHIRLWINDS, WATERSPOUTS, TORNADOES, AND THUNDERSTORMS OF THE ATMOSPHERE
  • SUSPENSION AND FLIGHT IN THE ATMOSPHERE
  • LIFE IN THE ATMOSPHERE

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Edmund Douglas ARCHIBALD (1851-1913) was a meteorologist.
He worked on various different applications of kites and in 1882 started making observations of wind speed at
different altitudes using anemometers attached to a kite line.
In 1885 he took out a patent on a kite-balloon and on June 25th 1887, wrote a paper published in Nature vol.36.
Besides meteorology, he was also highly interested in the military applications of kites.
In a leaflet written in French on military kites titled Les Cerfs-Volants militaires which he published at the end of
1888 he claimed to have taken aerial photographs in July of the same year. 
In The Story of Earth's Atmosphere published in 1897, he claimed to have taken aerial photographs in 1887.
However, he published no photographs and gave no specific details of dates, places, trials or results.

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