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Climate in the Age of Empire - Weather Observers in Colonial Canada -

Climate in the Age of Empire - Weather Observers in Colonial Canada



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Though efforts to understand human-caused climate change have intensified in recent decades, weather observers have been paying close attention to changes in climate for centuries. This book offers a close look at that work as it was practiced in Canada since colonial times. Victoria C. Slonosky shows how weather observers throughout Canada who had been trained in the scientific tradition inherited from their European forebears built a scientific community and amassed a remarkable body of detailed knowledge about Canada's climate and its fluctuations, all rooted in firsthand observation. Covering work by early French and British observers, the book presents excerpts from weather diaries and other records that, more than the climate itself, reveal colonial attitudes toward it.

Product code: 9781944970208

ISBN 9781944970208
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H227xW154xS17
No. Of Pages 288
Publisher American Meteorological Society
Investigates the work of early Canadian weather observers who were schooled and working in the scientific tradition inherited from Europe, the scientific community they built, and their attitudes toward climate change.--