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作者 Lawrence-Mathers, Anne, 1953- author
書名 Medieval meteorology : forecasting the weather from Aristotle to the almanac / Anne Lawrence-Mathers, University of Reading
出版項 New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020
國際標準書號 9781108418393
9781108406000
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附註 "The practice of weather forecasting underwent a crucial transformation in the Middle Ages. Exploring how scientifically based meteorology spread and flourished from ca. 700 to ca. 1600, this study reveals the dramatic changes in forecasting and how the new science of 'astrometeorology' developed. Both narrower and more practical in its approach than earlier forms of meteorology, this new science claimed to deliver weather forecasts for months and even years ahead, on the premise that weather is caused by the atmospheric effects of the planets and stars, and mediated by local and seasonal climatic conditions. Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores how these forecasts were made and explains the growing practice of recording actual weather. These records were used to support forecasting practices, and their popularity grew from the fourteenth century onwards. Essential reading for anyone interested in medieval science, Medieval Meteorology demonstrates that the roots of scientific forecasting are much deeper than is usually recognized"-- Provided by publisher
"The practice of weather forecasting underwent a crucial transformation in the Middle Ages. Exploring how scientifically-based meteorology spread and flourished from c700- c1600, this study reveals the dramatic changes in forecasting and how the new science of 'astro-meteorology' developed. Both narrower and more practical in its approach than earlier forms of meteorology, this new science claimed to deliver weather forecasts for months and even years ahead, on the premise that weather is caused by the atmospheric effects of the planets and stars, and mediated by local and seasonal climatic conditions. Anne Lawrence-Mathers explores how these forecasts were made and explains the growing practice of recording actual weather. These records were used to support forecasting practices, and their popularity grew from the fourteenth century onwards. Essential reading for anyone interested in medieval science, Medieval Meteorology demonstrates that the roots of scientific forecasting are much deeper than is usually recognized"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Introduction; 1. Re-creating Meteorology in the Early Middle Ages: Isidore and Bede; 2. Meteorology, Weather Forecasting and the Early-Medieval Renaissance of Astronomy; 3. Exploratory Encounters with the Work of Arab Astronomers and Meteorologists; 4. Meteorology, the New Science of the Stars, and the Rise of Weather Forecasting; 5. The Contested Rise of Astro-meteorology; 6. Applying the Science of Astro-meteorology; 7. Astro-meteorology and Mechanisation; 8. Weather Forecasting and the Impact of Print; Conclusion
鏈接 Online version: Lawrence-Mathers, Anne, 1953- Medieval meteorology. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019 9781108289948 (DLC) 2019037304
主題 Meteorology -- History -- To 1500
Meteorology -- History -- 16th century
Weather forecasting -- History -- To 1500
Weather forecasting -- History -- 16th century
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