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Too Near for Dreams: The Story of Cleveland Abbe, America's First Weather Forecaster

作者 Sean Potter
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Too Near for Dreams: The Story of Cleveland Abbe, America's First Weather Forecaster:,AsdirectoroftheCincinnatiObservatoryand,later,acivilianinthenewlyestabli

內容簡介

內容簡介 As director of the Cincinnati Observatory and, later, a civilian in the newly established forecast and storm warning division of the U.S. Army Signal Service, Cleveland Abbe was the first person to issue official, regularly scheduled weather forecasts, or "probabilities," in the United States. Abbe began his work in forecasting in 1869, earning the nickname "Old Probabilities" and gaining recognition for the reliability of his reports. He would go on to become a leader of the US Weather Bureau--which we know today as the National Weather Service. In establishing a system for creating daily weather forecasts and more, this humble pioneer helped lay the foundation for modern meteorology in the United States.Set against the backdrop of nineteenth and early twentieth-century international events and scientific advancements, this biography of Abbe explores both his personal life and his scientific career. It illuminates his time spent in Russia in the mid-1860s--as the Civil War was waged and a president was assassinated back home--in part through letters with his mother. Decades of diaries and correspondence from the Cleveland Abbe Papers at the Library of Congress, as well as first-person accounts, illuminate this biography of a mild-mannered family man whose thirst for knowledge drove him to become a giant in an emerging scientific field.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Sean Potter is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist, Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, and weather historian, whose career in weather and communications has included work for ABC News and the National Weather Service. He is a contributing editor of Weatherwise magazine, where his Retrospect column explores the intersection of weather and history.

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書名 / Too Near for Dreams: The Story of Cleveland Abbe, America's First Weather Forecaster
作者 / Sean Potter
簡介 / Too Near for Dreams: The Story of Cleveland Abbe, America's First Weather Forecaster:,AsdirectoroftheCincinnatiObservatoryand,later,acivilianinthenewlyestabli
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781944970567
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EAN / 9781944970567
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.9X16.0X3.0CM
重量(g) / 816.5
語言 / 3:英文
尺寸 / 22.9X16.0X3.0CM
裝訂 / H:精裝
頁數 / 424
級別 / N:無