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The Italian Influence on English Barometers from 1780

The Italian Influence on English Barometers from 1780 Author Edwin Banfield
ISBN-10 IND:30000050833999
Release 1993
Pages 160
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The author traces the origins and background of the early Italian migrant barometer makers and indicates how they made their way to Britain.



Directory of British scientific instrument makers 1550 1851

Directory of British scientific instrument makers  1550 1851 Author Gloria Clifton
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105010514730
Release 1995
Pages 331
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This publication lists over 5,000 scientific instrument makers and retailers working in the British Isles, together with a further 10,000 names of apprentices and associates. The directory transforms our understanding of the history of the scientific instrument-making trades in Britain. Each entry includes estimated working dates, specific trades, addresses, training, apprentices, types of instruments made and brief biographical details. As such this volume not only provides essential information for collectors, dealers, museum curators and scholars, but it will also have much to offer economic, social and family historians, with its evidence about master-apprentice links, trade connections and family relationships.



Under the Weather

Under the Weather Author Tom Fort
ISBN-10 0099461242
Release 2007
Pages 335
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Tom Fort, whose writing has been variously described as "jocund," "slightly loopy," '"unbelievably poignant," and "deeply peculiar," travels around Britain experiencing some of its extremer climates and some of its more typical, with a view to explaining the British have made of their weather and what it has made of them. There are two interlocking strands: the story of those who—moved to an exceptional, sometimes obsessive degree by the fascination felt by so many—sought to know and understand the weather; and the story of its impact on history, culture, and ways of thought and behavior. He focuses on the people—the clergymen, the gentlemen of leisure, the crackpots, visionaries, charlatans, and shysters, all now largely or utterly forgotten—who volunteered and toiled for the cause, telling their stories by tracking them down to the places—usually their own gardens—where they indulged their quiet passion for measuring rainfall, scrutinizing dewdrops, tapping their barometers, and peering at their thermometers. Once the age of the amateur scientist was over, and the business of weather forecasting was annexed by professionals with state backing, it became a less colorful affair. The historical strand is, in part, a straightforward chronology; an account of the part played by climate in British history; how, when the sun shone and rain fell in gentle abundance, the nation prospered and multiplied; how, when the climate cooled, bringing wet summers and savage winters, they perished by plague and famine and retreated from places made unbelievable; how in time, as the society matured from a rural, peasant society, the weather became less a matter of life and death (though always an absorbing interest). But beyond that there is another dimension to its influence—the moral and spiritual one. This is contentious, but intriguing: the extent to which the British shape their view of "our weather," and the extent to which it may have shaped the British into the people they are.



Fashionable Acts

Fashionable Acts Author Jennifer Hall-Witt
ISBN-10 1584656255
Release 2007
Pages 390
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A vibrant look at changes in British elite culture through the lens of opera-going



Barometer makers and retailers 1660 1900

Barometer makers and retailers  1660 1900 Author Edwin Banfield
ISBN-10 0948382066
Release 1991-11-01
Pages 246
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An alphabetical list of more than 4000 makers and retailers who were active in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from the time the barometer was developed for weather forecasting, around 1660, until 1900. Information includes makers working or estimated working dates, the business addresses where known and other items.



Books in Print

Books in Print Author R.R. Bowker Company
ISBN-10 UOM:39015054035236
Release 2003-09
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.



Arts Humanities Citation Index

Arts   Humanities Citation Index Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015023731576
Release 1995
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079755404
Release 1993
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Economics of Inflation

Economics of Inflation Author Costantino Bresciani-Turroni
ISBN-10 9781610160605
Release 2007
Pages 464
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"This is the most comprehensive and authoritative account of the great German inflation from 1914 to 1923." - Henry Hazlitt As an Austrian study of hyperinflation, this study has never been surpassed. The same is true of the detailed examination of the rise of hyperinflation in German in the interwar period: there is not anything more authoritative. It is a huge study, 466 pages, with a fantastic amount of data and statistical analytics. But the narrative too is very exciting and infused with a thoroughly Austrian understanding of the impact of dramatic monetary expansion. It affects not only prices but also capital structures, political events, and the structure of society itself. Hitler did not emerge in a vacuum. Bresciani-Turroni covers the essential prehistory of a world-wide calamity. This volume is thorough, authoritative, and riveting in every respect - the achievement of a lifetime to last the ages.



Whitaker s Books in Print

Whitaker s Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045631895
Release 1998
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English Book Collectors

English Book Collectors Author William Younger Fletcher
ISBN-10 UOM:39015033606016
Release 1902
Pages 448
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Nutrition and the Eye

Nutrition and the Eye Author Frank Eperjesi
ISBN-10 9780750688161
Release 2006
Pages 261
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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. This timely new reference provides up-to-date information on the effects of nutrition on vision for eye care specialists. It offers practical assistance in clinical procedure with essential nutritional information backed up by evidence-based research. Contributors include specialists in the fields of nutrition, vision research, and life sciences. Practical, evidence-based advice throughout. Strong emphasis on basic sciences provides the reader with a solid foundation of understanding. Highlighted advice sections for patients and handy tables make it quick and easy to use. Full color throughout, with an easy-to-read, "how-to" approach. Recommendations for practice are included, as are discussions of future developments in the field.



Care and Restoration of Barometers

Care and Restoration of Barometers Author Philip R. Collins
ISBN-10 0948382058
Release 1990-01
Pages 128
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The author describes in detail how to restore wheel, stick and aneroid barometers and barographs from first dismantling the instrument, through the cleaning and repair of parts, refilling the mercury tube, case repair and refinishing, to final reassembly. Separate chapters deal with the special problems that can arise with stick or cistern tube barometers, aneroid barometers and barographs.



Letters from the North of Italy

Letters from the North of Italy Author William Stewart Rose
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10470008
Release 1819
Pages 339
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The Lure of Perfection

The Lure of Perfection Author Judith Bennahum
ISBN-10 9781135878306
Release 2005-07-08
Pages 304
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THE LURE OF PERFECTION: FASHION AND BALLET, 1780-1830 offers a unique look at how ballet influenced contemporary fashion and women's body image, and how street fashions in turn were reflected by the costumes worn by ballet dancers. Through years of research, the author has traced the interplay between fashion, social trends, and the development of dance. During the 18th century, women literally took up twice as much space as men; their billowing dresses ballooned out from their figures, sometimes a full 55 inches, to display costly jewelry and fine brocade work; similar costumes appeared on stage. But clothing also limited her movement; it literally disabled them, making the dances themselves little more than tableaux. Movement was further inhibited by high shoes and tight corsets; thus the image of the rigidly straight, long-lined dancer is as much a product of clothing as aesthetics. However, with changing times came new trends. An increased interest in natural movement and the common folk led to less-restrictive clothing. As viewers demanded more virtuosic dancers, women literally danced their way to freedom. THE LURE OF PERFECTION will interest students of dance and cultural history, and women's studies. It is a fascinating, well-researched look at the interplay of fashion, dance, and culture-still very much a part of our world today.



Human Accomplishment

Human Accomplishment Author Charles Murray
ISBN-10 9780061745676
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 688
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A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.



The Romance of Words

The Romance of Words Author Ernest Weekley
ISBN-10 UOM:39015028760612
Release 1913
Pages 225
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