On the Theories of The Weather Prophets and the Comparative Success of their Predictions. W. H. White.
On the Theories of The Weather Prophets and the Comparative Success of their Predictions
On the Theories of The Weather Prophets and the Comparative Success of their Predictions

On the Theories of The Weather Prophets and the Comparative Success of their Predictions

London: H. W. Martin & Co., Bartlett's Buildings 1841. First Edition. [2], 16 pages. 8vo. Disbound from a previous volume. Few pencil marks on front wrapper. Good. Wraps. [26741]


W. H. White was secretary to the Meteorological Society. This paper was read at the "Meteorological Soiree, Given at the Right Hon. Lord Robert Grosvenor's. ... on Friday 2nd of April 1841".

White notes that the "chief aspirants for predictive fame are, Murphy, Zadkiel, Simmonite, and Hind". White discusses each (Murphy who is unintelligible and non-scientific, Zadkiel and Simmonite who promote the Astral Theory which he finds scientific and quite beautiful, etc). Newton, Airy, Herschel and others enter his analysis along the way.

Scarce, with only 4 copies in OCLC as of this writing.

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