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BLASIUS, WILLIAM [WILHELM]. - Storms: Their Nature, Classification and Laws. With the means of predicting them by their embodiments the clouds.

Philadelphia, Porter & Coates 1875. Octavo publisher's cloth; 342pp, 10 plates (the folding frontispiece and one other plate coloured); 23 illustrations through the text. A rather good copy. ¶ A pioneering work in scientific meteorology. Some readers may have gone a bit overboard: "Blasius for storms! the supreme authority, the Aristotle of the clouds and air-currents" (George Ellwanger), but it is important and was an inspiration for tornado master John Finley: "My attention was called to a book by Prof. William Blasius, entitled, 'Storms, Their Nature, Classification and Laws,' ... I discussed the Blasius book and the Loomis list with Prof. Abbe on various occasions and he urged me to make a special study of Tornadoes."
AUD 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 93.25 US$ 109.31 | £UK 83.75 | JP¥ 12311] Book number 8432

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