Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry

Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry

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“Nature, rightly questioned, never lies.” —A Manual of Scientific Enquiry, Third Edition, 1859

Scott Huler was working as a copy editor for a small publisher when he stumbled across the Beaufort Wind Scale in his Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary. It was one of those moments of discovery that writers live for. Written centuries ago, its 110 words launched Huler on a remarkable journey over land and sea into a fascinating world of explorers, mariners, scientists,… (more)

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Publisher: Crown (December 18, 2007)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 4.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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