. .
Deutsch
Deutschland
Anmelden
Tipp von eurobuch.com
Ähnliche Bücher
Weitere, andere Bücher, die diesem Buch sehr ähnlich sein könnten:
Buch verkaufen
Anbieter, die das Buch mit der ISBN 9781400048854 ankaufen:
Suchtools
Buchtipps
Aktuelles
FILTER
- 0 Ergebnisse
Kleinster Preis: 0,85 €, größter Preis: 10,18 €, Mittelwert: 5,31 €
Defining the Wind - Huler, Scott
Vergriffenes Buch, derzeit bei uns nicht verfügbar.
(*)
Huler, Scott:
Defining the Wind - neues Buch

ISBN: 9781400048854

ID: 341841

Nature, rightly questioned, never lies. A Manual of Scientific Enquiry, Third Edition, 1859 Scott Huler was working as a copy editor for a small publisher when he stumbled across the Beaufort Wind Scale in his Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary. It was one of those moments of discovery that writers live for. Written centuries ago, its 110 words launched Huler on a remarkable journey over land and sea into a fascinating world of explorers, mariners, scientists, and writers. After falling in love with what he decided was the best, clearest, and most vigorous piece of descriptive writing I had ever seen, Huler went in search of Admiral Francis Beaufort himself: hydrographer to the British Admiralty, man of science, and authorHuler assumedof the Beaufort Wind Scale. But what Huler discovered is that the scale that carries Beaufort's name has a long and complex evolution, and to properly understand it he had to keep reaching farther back in history, into the lives and works of figures from Daniel Defoe and Charles Darwin to Captains Bligh, of the Bounty, and Cook, of the Endeavor. As hydrographer to the British Admiralty it was Beaufort's job to track the information that ships relied on: where to lay anchor, descriptions of ports, information about fortification, religion, and trade. But what came to fascinate Huler most about Beaufort was his obsession for observing things and communicating to others what the world looked like. Huler's research landed him in one of the most fascinating and rich periods of history, because all around the world in the mid-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, in a grand, expansive period, modern science was being invented every day. These scientific advancements encompassed not only vast leaps in understanding but also how scientific innovation was expressed and even organized, including such enduring developments as the scale Anders Celsius created to simplify how Gabriel Fahrenheit measured temperature; the French-designed metric system; and the Gregorian calendar adopted by France and Great Britain. To Huler, Beaufort came to embody that passion for scientific observation and categorization; indeed Beaufort became the great scientific networker of his time. It was he, for example, who was tapped to lead the search for a naturalist in the 1830s to accompany the crew of the Beagle; he recommended a young naturalist named Charles Darwin. Defining the Wind is a wonderfully readable, often humorous, and always rich story that is ultimately about how we observe the forces of nature and the world around us. From the Hardcover edition. History History eBook, Crown/Archetype

Neues Buch Ebooks.com
Versandkosten:zzgl. Versandkosten
Details...
(*) Derzeit vergriffen bedeutet, dass dieser Titel momentan auf keiner der angeschlossenen Plattform verfügbar ist.
Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science Into Poetry - Huler, Scott
Vergriffenes Buch, derzeit bei uns nicht verfügbar.
(*)
Huler, Scott:
Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science Into Poetry - gebrauchtes Buch

ISBN: 9781400048854

ID: 6022869

"Defining the Wind" is a wonderfully written account of one man's crusade to learn about what the wind is made of by tracing the history of the Beaufort Scale and its eccentric creator, Sir Francis Beaufort. It's as much about the language we use to describe our world as it is an exhortation to observe it more closely. Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science Into Poetry Huler, Scott, Three Rivers Press (CA)

gebrauchtes bzw. antiquarisches Buch Betterworldbooks.com
Versandkosten:zzgl. Versandkosten
Details...
(*) Derzeit vergriffen bedeutet, dass dieser Titel momentan auf keiner der angeschlossenen Plattform verfügbar ist.
Defining the Wind - Huler, Scott
Vergriffenes Buch, derzeit bei uns nicht verfügbar.
(*)
Huler, Scott:
Defining the Wind - Taschenbuch

2004, ISBN: 1400048850

ID: 19624372164

[EAN: 9781400048854], Gebraucht, guter Zustand, [PU: Three Rivers Press, New York], Biography & Autobiography|Science & Technology, Science|General, Cover picture shows men at sea struggling with a sail in the wind.

gebrauchtes bzw. antiquarisches Buch Abebooks.de
Book People, Richmond, VA, U.S.A. [45276] [Rating: 4 (von 5)]
NOT NEW BOOK Versandkosten: EUR 21.29
Details...
(*) Derzeit vergriffen bedeutet, dass dieser Titel momentan auf keiner der angeschlossenen Plattform verfügbar ist.
Defining the Wind : The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry - Scott Huler
Vergriffenes Buch, derzeit bei uns nicht verfügbar.
(*)
Scott Huler:
Defining the Wind : The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry - Taschenbuch

ISBN: 1400048850

ID: 22458804967

[EAN: 9781400048854], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Crown/Archetype], Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use.

gebrauchtes bzw. antiquarisches Buch Abebooks.de
ThriftBooks - Yankee Clipper, Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.A. [54992501] [Rating: 5 (von 5)]
NOT NEW BOOK Versandkosten: EUR 5.95
Details...
(*) Derzeit vergriffen bedeutet, dass dieser Titel momentan auf keiner der angeschlossenen Plattform verfügbar ist.
Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry - Huler, Scott
Vergriffenes Buch, derzeit bei uns nicht verfügbar.
(*)
Huler, Scott:
Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry - Taschenbuch

2005, ISBN: 9781400048854

ID: 932922386

Broadway Books, 2005-06-28. Paperback. Very Good. VG Nice copy with light cover wear. Pages clean with tight binding., Broadway Books, 2005-06-28

gebrauchtes bzw. antiquarisches Buch Biblio.com
R&R Books
Versandkosten: EUR 12.27
Details...
(*) Derzeit vergriffen bedeutet, dass dieser Titel momentan auf keiner der angeschlossenen Plattform verfügbar ist.

Details zum Buch
Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science Into Poetry

"Defining the Wind" is a wonderfully written account of one man's crusade to learn about what the wind is made of by tracing the history of the Beaufort Scale and its eccentric creator, Sir Francis Beaufort. It's as much about the language we use to describe our world as it is an exhortation to observe it more closely.

Detailangaben zum Buch - Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science Into Poetry


EAN (ISBN-13): 9781400048854
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1400048850
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsjahr: 2005
Herausgeber: THREE RIVERS PR
290 Seiten
Gewicht: 0,345 kg
Sprache: eng/Englisch

Buch in der Datenbank seit 30.05.2007 04:35:40
Buch zuletzt gefunden am 10.10.2017 22:31:29
ISBN/EAN: 9781400048854

ISBN - alternative Schreibweisen:
1-4000-4885-0, 978-1-4000-4885-4


< zum Archiv...
Benachbarte Bücher