New PDF release: Ancient Meteorology

By Liba Taub

ISBN-10: 0415161967

ISBN-13: 9780415161961

В книге рассматриваются греческий и римский подходы и отношение к этой широкой дисциплине, которая в классический период включала не только "погоду", но и явления типа землетрясений или комет, которые сегодня были бы расценены как геологический, астрономический или сейсмологический фактор.
Учитывая господство сельского хозяйства в древнем обществе, не удивительно, что так много было написано о предсказаниях и объяснениях погоды, и о том, как противостоять против капризов и жестокости погоды и как добиться её расположения. Но изучение метеорологии в древности было не только практическим вопросом. Поэты, философы и врачи были также интересовались метеорологией, излагая важные вопросы о природе мира, или, иными словами, о единстве космических явлений, а также об отношениях между метеорологией и божественным.
Автор анализирует различные древние тексты, в которых встречаются метеорологические или научные идеи: от эпоса Гомера и дидактической поэзии Гесиода, Арата и Лукреция – до работ, типа «Метеорологии» Аристотеля и трактатов Гиппократа и Сенеки.Образцы сканов:

Show description

Read or Download Ancient Meteorology PDF

Similar weather books

Read e-book online Adlard Coles' Heavy Weather Sailing (6th Edition) PDF

The seamanship vintage you will have on-board whilst crusing in tough weather

Adlard Coles' Heavy climate crusing offers you specialist suggestion for in the event you enterprise out of sight of land, even if for racing or cruising. It supplies a transparent message of seamanlike layout positive aspects, arrangements, and strategies so you might give some thought to opposed to the time while it comes directly to blow. It contains new how-to chapters on hurricane sails, taking guard, and dealing with multihulls in storms, plus exciting new bills of tangible hurricane encounters.

Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoceanography from Laminated by Anthony E. Kemp PDF

Curious about laminated sediments of marine or lacustrine foundation. Laminated sediments are distinct in supplying annual or sub-annual answer, usually recording person depositional occasions. The publication acts as a spotlight for result of present experiences starting from the Black Sea to the deep sea laminations of the equatorial Pacific.

Weather Scientists: Earth and Space Science - download pdf or read online

In the past, it was once believed that the gods governed the elements, since it used to be a secret to humans. nobody knew tips on how to degree warmth, chilly, or wind. Galileo Galilei invented the thermometer within the 1500s. quickly after, the 1st barometer was once invented to degree air strain. In different nations, the Celsius scale is used, named after astronomer Anders Celsius.

Integrating and Extending BIRT, 3rd Edition (Eclipse Series) - download pdf or read online

The world-wide developer neighborhood has downloaded over ten million copies of BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Tools). outfitted at the open-source Eclipse platform, BIRT is a robust reporting procedure that gives an end-to-end answer from developing and deploying reviews to integrating file functions in firm functions.

Extra info for Ancient Meteorology

Sample text

45 But there is an interesting difference here: the author/ compiler of the ‘Geminus parape¯gma’ cites others as authorities (and probably as sources). The earliest authority cited is Meton (fl. 430 BCE) who is mentioned only once,46 but his contemporary Euctemon (fl. 430) is named forty-seven times. Democritus (fl. 48) reports produced his own parape¯gma, receives eleven citations, while Eudoxus (fl. 370) is mentioned sixty times; Callippus (fl. 330) is named thirty-three times and Dositheus (fl. g.

He was something of a pragmatist, content to achieve the possible, relying on what was available. 86 Otto Neugebauer, in A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy, gave an indication of the use of astronomical knowledge for weather prediction. He noted that ‘the Almagest contains several sections which were only added by Ptolemy in order not to omit from his works topics which traditionally belonged to mathematical astronomy’. 11) which is of little astronomical significance, dealing with ‘the determination of certain angles which were considered, apparently by a very old tradition, of importance for weather prognostication’.

51 Or, it is possible that On Weather Signs may have been an abridgement of a work on weather by either Aristotle or Theophrastus. 52 In any case, it seems likely that the work is an early product of the Peripatetic school; it is worth mentioning that it is always found in manuscripts containing other Peripatetic works. If this loose dating is correct, On Weather Signs predates those examples of parape¯gmata which survive. The author presents a variety of signs of weather. For example, as signs of rain the author offers: ‘If there is a cloud in front of the setting sun which splits up its rays, this is a sign of stormy weather.

Download PDF sample

Ancient Meteorology by Liba Taub


by Richard
4.5

Rated 4.26 of 5 – based on 24 votes

Categories: Weather