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Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence   By: (1808-)

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Transcriber's Note Transliterations: The Greek phrase on the title page has been transliterated. The book also used special symbols for planets, etc; this version renders these in capitals surrounded by square brackets, e.g. [NEPTUNE]. [VOLCANO] represents an unknown planet, in the original denoted by a right angled triangle which the author wrote represented a volcano. The UTF 8 text and HTML versions of this ebook use no transliterations but display the symbols originally used. Special characters: This ISO 8859 1 text file uses the following special characters: à æ è ê ü × ° ± ² ³ ½ ¼ If these do not display, you may prefer the plain ASCII text versin of this ebook. Printer errors: Obvious typographical errors in the original have been corrected in this version, and full details of the corrections can be found in the HTML version of this ebook. However, the inconsistent spelling of Ottawa/Ottowa, and the inconsistent use of comma or full stop as thousands separator has been left as in the original. The value given for the eccentricity of Uranus may also be a printer error.

OUTLINES

OF

A MECHANICAL THEORY OF STORMS,

CONTAINING

THE TRUE LAW OF LUNAR INFLUENCE,

WITH

PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONS TO THE NAVIGATOR, TO ENABLE HIM APPROXIMATELY TO CALCULATE THE COMING CHANGES OF THE WIND AND WEATHER, FOR ANY GIVEN DAY, AND FOR ANY PART OF THE OCEAN.

BY T. BASSNETT.

Hê de mesotês en pasin asphalestera

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 346 & 348 BROADWAY, AND 16 LITTLE BRITAIN, LONDON. 1854.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by T. BASSNETT, In the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.

CONTENTS.

SECTION FIRST.

Present State of the Science of Meteorology Primordial Condition of the Solar System Theory of Gravitation the great key of Nature Bessell's doubts of its perfect adequacy the Newtonian Vacuum: its difficulties Nature of the element called Ether The Medium of Space and the Electric Fluid Ponderosity of Matter Dynamical law of Equilibrium Specific heat and its relation to space A Plenum not opposed to Gravitation The medium of space in motion Formation of Vortices A new principle developed Elements of the problem Hutton's theory of the production of rain Indications of change and the cause Action of the Ethereal Current Physical process of Atmospheric Derangement Redfield's theory of Storms: its difficulties All storms are of brief duration and limited extent. 13

SECTION SECOND.

Mechanical action of the Moon The Moon's mass Axis of the Terral Vortex affected by the Moon: its inclination and position: its displacement An example of the principle Corrections necessary Milwaukie storm New York storm Ottawa storm Liverpool storm Names and recurring order of the storm producing agents Record of the weather Second New York storm... Continue reading book >>




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