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100 1  Lawrence-Mathers, Anne,|d1953-|eauthor 
245 10 Medieval meteorology :|bforecasting the weather from 
       Aristotle to the almanac /|cAnne Lawrence-Mathers, 
       University of Reading 
264  1 Cambridge, United Kingdom ;|aNew York, NY :|bCambridge 
       University Press,|c2020 
300    ix, 228 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index 
505 0  Introduction: Ancient Meteorology and the Transition to 
       the Middle Ages -- 1. Recreating 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 Astrometeorology -
       - 6. Applying the Science of Astrometeorology -- 7. 
       Astrometeorology and Mechanisation -- 8. Weather 
       Forecasting and the Impact of Print -- Conclusion: The 
       Afterlife of Medieval Meteorology 
520    "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"--|cProvided by publisher 
650  0 Meteorology|xHistory|yTo 1500 
650  0 Meteorology|xHistory|y16th century 
650  0 Weather forecasting|xHistory|yTo 1500 
650  0 Weather forecasting|xHistory|y16th century 
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