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Defining the wind

Scott Huler

Defining the wind

the Beaufort scales, and how a nineteenth-century admiral turned science into poetry

by Scott Huler

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Published by Crown Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Beaufort, Francis, -- Sir, -- 1774-1857,
  • Beaufort scale

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index

    StatementScott Huler
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC933 .H85 2004
    The Physical Object
    Pagination290 p. :
    Number of Pages290
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17139015M
    ISBN 101400048842
    LC Control Number2003025973


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