Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms: Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence, with Practical Instructions to the Navigator, to Enable Him Approximately to Calculate the Coming Changes of the Wind and Weather, for Any Given Day, and for Any Part of the Ocean

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D. Appleton, 1854 - 246 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 23 - ... of astronomy as that which was applied a century and a half later to the facts of geology by Lyell, he set himself to solve the following problem. Assuming that all bodies, free to move, tend to approach one another as the earth and the bodies on it do; assuming that the strength of that tendency is directly as the mass and inversely as the squares of the distances...
PÓgina 144 - Nothing but an earthquake could have occasioned the foundations of the strongest buildings to be rent: and so total has been the devastation, that there is not one church, nor one house, as I am well informed, but what has been destroyed.
PÓgina 13 - ... comfort and enjoyment of life. Those who place the value of meteorology in this problematic species of prediction, rather than in the knowledge of the phenomena themselves, are firmly convinced that this branch of science, on account of which so many expeditions to distant mountainous regions have been undertaken, has not made any very considerable progress for centuries past. The confidence which they refuse to the physicist they yield to changes of the moon, and to certain days marked in the...
PÓgina 13 - ... connected together, that each individual meteorological process is modified by the action of all the others. The complicated nature of these disturbing causes, increases the difficulty of giving a full explanation of these involved meteorological phenomena ; and likewise limits, or wholly precludes the possibility of that predetermination of atmospheric changes, which would be so important for horticulture, agriculture, and navigation, no less than for the comfort and enjoyment of life. Those...
PÓgina 120 - ... atmospheric), cannot be accounted for by its rotation on its axis only, but must arise from some cause external to the sun, as we see the belts of Jupiter and Saturn, and our trade-winds, arise from a cause, external to these planets, combining itself with their rotation, which alone can produce no motions when once the form of equilibrium is attained.
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