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RICHARD, Abbe Jerome (b. 1720).
Histoire Naturelle de l'Air et des Meteores.
Paris: Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1770, 1771. Paris:: Chez Saillant & Nyon, 1770, 1771., 1770. 10 volumes. 12mo. Original gilt-stamped mottled calf, leather spine labels, raised bands; spine ends worn. Eighteenth century book label. Very good. At the time of its publication, this was one of the most expansive treatments on the subject of meteorology available. Though Richard's ideas are not groundbreaking, his writing provides invaluable insight into the state of meteorology, physics, and other branches of natural science in 18th century France. Richard presents theories of the atmosphere, weather, air, various meteorological phenomena (rainbows, halos, etc.), and discusses at length the study of natural phenomena in antiquity. The text deals with much material of air & general theories relating to the atmosphere, action of heat & cold on the air, "Observations on the cause of color of negroes", causes of severe or extreme weather, state of air extremes in Africa, of Abyssinia, Egypt, the Nile region, the deserts of Africa, III: polar regions, glaciers, Spitzbergen, America's Hudson Bay, Siberia, Tartary, China, Japan, Armenia, Caucasus mountains, Georgia, Caspian Sea, Persia (vol. III, p. 292), Arabia, volcanoes, effects of the Moon on air temperature, IV: air in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Constantinople, France, Alps, Finland, Holland, V: rain, evaporation, fog, clouds, VI: winds, special types of hurricanes, tornadoes, water dragons, waterspouts, VII: rainbow height, double rainbows, first ideas on rainbows, halos of the sun and moon, three perpendicular suns and other … [Click Below for Full Description]
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