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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860   By:

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In this edition of The Atlantic Monthly, readers are treated to a diverse range of essays, stories, poems, and reviews that collectively provide a fascinating snapshot of the cultural and intellectual landscape of the mid-19th century. From discussions on education and literature to reflections on current events and politics, the content within these pages is both thought-provoking and informative.

One standout piece is the essay on the importance of women's education, which advocates for greater opportunities for women to pursue intellectual and academic pursuits. This argument is both timely and persuasive, showcasing the progressive thinking of the era's leading intellectuals.

Additionally, the poetry featured in this volume is both poignant and evocative, showcasing a wide range of styles and themes. From meditations on nature to musings on love and loss, these poems provide a welcome respite from the more cerebral essays and reviews that populate the rest of the volume.

Overall, The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860 is a stimulating and engaging read that offers valuable insights into the social, political, and cultural issues of its time. Readers with an interest in history, literature, and philosophy will find much to enjoy in this thought-provoking collection.

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The purpose of this article is to present, in a brief and simple manner, the leading principles on which the science of Meteorology is founded, rather, however, in the spirit of an inquirer than of a teacher. For, notwithstanding the rapid progress it has made within the last thirty years, it is far from having the authority of an exact science; many of its phenomena are as yet inexplicable, and many differences of opinion among the learned remain unreconciled on points at first sight apparently easy to be settled.

Meteorology has advanced very far beyond its original limits. Spherical vapor and atmospheric space give but a faint idea of its range. We find it a leading science in Physics, and having intimate relations with heat, light, electricity, magnetism, winds, water, vegetation, geological changes, optical effects, pneumatics, geography, and with climate, controlling the pursuits and affecting the character of the human race. It is so intimately blended, indeed, with the other matters here named, as scarcely to have any positive boundary of its own; and its vista seems ever lengthening, as we proceed... Continue reading book >>

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