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1864 SAILORS HORN BOOK LAW STORMS CYCLONES HURRICANES NAUTICAL WIND METEOROLOGY See original listing
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Condition: Used
Seller notes: As described
Format:

Hardback

Condition:

Used

Printing Year:

1850-1899

Subject:

Science & Technology

Language:

English


THE
SAILOR'S HORN BOOK
FOR THE
 LAW OF STORMS :

Being

 a Practical Exposition of the Theory
 of the Law of Storms,
and
 Its Uses to Mariners of All Classes
 in All Parts of the World,
Shewn By
 Transparent Storm Cards and Useful Lessons
 
by
HENRY PIDDINGTON

PRESIDENT OF MARINE COURTS, CALCUTTA

FOURTH, ENLARGED AND IMPROVED EDITION

WILLIAMS AND NORGATE
LONDON AND EDINBURGH
1864

Henry Piddington 1797-1858 was an English-Indian scientist and merchant captain in East India and China who coined the name cyclone for tropical storms, referring to a storm that blew a freighter in circles in Mauritius in February 1845. He also wrote many scientific papers about geology, botany, mineralogy, and meteorology in the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The former sea captain warns sailors that severe tropical storms, akin to Atlantic hurricanes, in the Indian and China Seas exhibit consistently changing winds that shift counter-clockwise as the storm passed. He describes how the barometer behaves as the storm approaches, giving a ballpark distance to the storm’s centre, which he called "the fatal centre." He also recognized that the storm’s right side is the more dangerous. Piddington wanted to teach mariners how to avoid the storm’s full-on winds, how best to sail within them when unavoidable, and how to profit from the tempest by using the its fringe winds to speed the ship onward by ignoring compass direction and thinking in terms of the quadrants of a circular storm.
This work was for many years, the only recognized textbook on marine storms.

426 Pages in total including contents pages etc, plus a folded Barometrical chart and three large charts in rear.

The three large charts-maps in rear are : The Southern Indian Ocean with the average tracks of its cyclones. The Bay of Bengal and Part of the Arabian Sea with the courses of their cyclones from 1800 to1848. The China and Loo-Chow Seas with the courses of their cyclones 1780 to 1847

CONDITION
Recently rebound in blue cloth with gilt lettered title label. The title page is stained and dust marked, a few page edges are frayed, most have slight foxing and browning, lacking the two storm cards which would have been in the rear pocket of the original binding.
Size is 8¾ by 5½ inches 


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