Table of contents for British weather and the climate of enlightenment / Jan Golinski.
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List of Illustrations • Preface •
Introduction: Weather and Enlightenment
1. Experiencing the Weather in 1703: Observation and Feelings
The “Exquisite Atmography” and Its Author • The Atmosphere and the Earth • Clouds in the Head
2. Public Weather and the Culture of Enlightenment
The Great Storm in Public Debate • Providence and the British Climate • Conversation and Weather Lore
3. Recording and Forecasting
The Discipline of the Diary • The Calendar and the Seasons • Forecasting by the Heavens
4. Barometers of Enlightenment
The Genealogy of Weather Instrument • The Instrument Trade and Consumers • Interpreting the “Oraculous Glasses”
5. Sensibility and Climatic Pathology
The Hippocratic Revival • Aerial Sensitivity and Social Change • The Politics of Atmospheric Reform
6. Climate and Civilization
The Enlightenment Debate on Climate • Medicine and the Colonial Situation • America: Climate and Destiny
Conclusion: The Science of Weather
Notes • Bibliography • Index •
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Meteorology -- Great Britain -- History.
Great Britain -- Climate.