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To make a history of the emergence of weather forecasting so compelling is a remarkable feat. The Weather Experiment is an elegantly crafted window into the nineteenth century and the battleground of science against superstition.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
I loved this book. It skilfully took the reader back to a time when the weather wasn't a science - when people didn't know about storms, how rainbows formed, the names of clouds - a time when no weather could be forecast it even reliably described. Anyone who loves to see science applied and evolving will find this book fascinating. The narrator has a style that engenders excitement and freshness to the ideas. It is also a series of stories of amazingly brave and dedicated people who changed our knowledge of the world for ever - and it all happened within the last 300 years.
Highly recommended - I have already told lots of my friends about it.
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