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A to Z of Scientists in Weather and Climate
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  • Authored by: Don Rittner
  • From the Series: Notable Scientists
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  • ISBN-10: 1438109245
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-0924-4
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 07/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 551.5
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 272

Summary

Designed for high school through early college students, A to Z of Scientists in Weather and Climate is an ideal reference to notable male and female scientists in the field of weather and climate. Focusing primarily on those historical figures whose contributions have defined the way modern meteorologists understand climate, weather, and the atmosphere, this volume in the Notable Scientists set provides an array of information about the lives and studies of significant scientists, across the globe, from ancient times to the 20th century.

Containing 115 entries and approximately 50 black-and-white photographs, this volume emphasizes the selected scientists’ contributions to the field as well as his or her effect on the scientists who have come later. A general introduction explains who was chosen for inclusion and why; a list of entries; the entries themselves; indexes by field of specialization, nationality, and subject area; a bibliography; and an index.

Entries include:

  • James Croll, a carpenter and janitor, who was the first to propose a real explanation for the ice ages
  • Anders Celsius, inventor of the Celsius temperature scale
  • Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit, inventor of Fahrenheit measurement of temperature
  • Robert Fitzroy, captain of the Beagle who committed suicide because he believed he was partly responsible for Charles Darwin's evolution theory but also made his own important contributions
  • Joseph Henry, an actor, who became the United States' most beloved scientist and head of the Smithsonian, where he put together the first coordinated weather stations
  • Joanne Simpson, the first professional woman meteorologist
  • Vincent Schaefer, a high school dropout who ended up inventing cloud seeding
  • and more.

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