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1 ARISTOTLE. Meteorologica; with an English translation by H.D.P. Lee.
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, (1987). 1987 0674994361 / 9780674994362 
Reprint. Loeb Classical Library, no. 397. Small 8vo. xxxiv, 432, 8 pp. Olive cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0674994361 Dust jacket present. 
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2 BARUS, Carl, 1856-1935. Condensation of vapor as induced by nuclei and ions.
Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Institution, May, 1907. 1907 
Pub. 62. Tall 8vo. ix, 164 pp. Figs., illus., tables. Dark green cloth. Fine. Ex-Carnegie. With: Condensation of vapor ... Fourth report. Washington, D.C., 1910. Pub. 96 (part 2). Tall 8vo. viii, 84 pp. Figs. Dark green cloth. Fine. Ex-Carnegie. Two volumes together. Barus (1856-1935), physicist, worked for the US Geological Survey, the US Weather Bureau, and the Smithsonian Institution. The present work was the product of his research at the Weather Bureau, later published when Barus was professor of physics at Brown University (1903-26). "... he studied the effects of X-rays and radioactivity on condensation in a fog chamber. The chamber, a cylinder made of wood impregnated with resin, was filled with moist air at atmospheric pressure and connected through a stopcock to another chamber at lower pressure. When the stopcock was opened, the air became supersaturated." - DSB, I, p. 490. 
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3 DE LUC, Jean André (1727-1817). "A second paper concerning some barometrical measures in the mines of the Hartz."
[no place]: Offprint from an unknown journal (perhaps the Philosophical Transactions), circa 1778. 1778 
4to. 20 pp. Original plain gray wrappers; covers off. Bookplate of Herbert McLean Evans. Very good. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Jean André De Luc's "influence on popular early nineteenth-century British meteorology texts was considerable." "Deluc's early meteorological interest was mainly in measuring heights by barometer, for which he published improved rules (Philosophical Transactions [1771], 158) based on many experiments with hygrometers, thermometers, and barometers, and particularly on the fall in the boiling point of water with diminishing atmospheric pressure and increasing altitude. He devised a hygrometer similar to a mercury thermometer but with an ivory bulb that expanded when moistened and thus caused the mercury to descend (Philosophical Transactions [1773], 404). Humboldt compared the merits of this with Saussure's hair hygrometer: the latter proved better for measuring altitude on mountains and the former for use at sea level, but Deluc's hygrometer worked so slowly that its readings could seldom be combined with those of other instruments." - DSB, IV, p. 28. PROVENANCE: Herbert McLean Evans (1882-1971) was a distinguished endocrinologist and book collector. He studied at Johns Hopkins under Halsted and Cushing but pursued anatomy and research rather than clinical medicine upon graduation. In 1915 Evans became chairman of the Department of Anatomy at the University of California at Berkeley. His research includes work on the role of vitamin E in fertility, the isolation of the growth hormone, and the pituitary follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). In addition to his research and publications, Evans built seven collections of books in the history of science. 
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4 FLAMMARION, Camille (1842-1925). Les toiles et les Curiosits du Ciel. Description complte du ciel visible loeil nu et de tous les objets clestes faciles observer; Supplment de lAstronomie Populaire.
Paris: C. Marpon & E. Flammarion, 1882. 
Sm. 4to. viii, 792 pp. [lacks pages 441-2; 473-4; 697-8]. Frontispiece portrait, several color plates, numerous illus. Contemporary half calf, gilt spine and black leather title label, brick-red cloth sides; joints and extremities rubbed. Bookplate of Lonsdale Holden. As is. Defective copy, lacks 6 pages. 
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5 GIBERNE, Agnes (1845-1939). The Ocean of Air; Meteorology for Beginners. With a preface by the Rev. C. Pritchard.
New York: American Tract Society, n.d. 
Sm. 8vo. xiv, [7]-398 pp. Illus., index. “Educated by governesses in Europe and England after her father Major Charles Giberne retired from service in India, Agnes Giberne started publishing didactic novels and short stories with improving themes under her initials A.G., some of it for the Religious Tract Society. Later she used her full name for her fiction, for her well-received works on astronomy and the natural world, and for her biography of the children’s writer Charlotte Maria Tucker. Most of her writing was done before 1910.” - Wikipedia. See: Chapman, Allan (1998). The Victorian amateur astronomer: independent astronomical research in Britain, 1820-1920. 
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6 HAURWITZ, Bernard. Dynamic meteorology.
New York & London: McGraw-Hill, 1941. 1941 
FIRST EDITION. 234 x 158 mm. 8vo. x, 365 pp. 89 figs., tables indexes; pencil and ink marginalia. Blue cloth; rubbed. Ownership signature. Very good. First Edition. 
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7 JANKOVIC, Vladimir. Reading the Skies; a cultural history of English weather 1650-1820.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, (2000). 2000 0226392155 / 9780226392158 
8vo. xiv, 272 pp. Frontis., illus., bibliography, index. Gilt-stamped blue buckram. Burndy bookplate. Scarce. Fine. ISBN: 0226392155 
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8 MONMONIER, Mark. Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather.
Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, (1999). 1999 0226534227 / 9780226534220 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xiv, 309 pp. Color plates, illustrations, figs., index. Quarter black cloth with blue paper boards, gilt-stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0226534227 First Edition. 
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9 MOSSMAN, Robert Cockburn. "The meteorology of Edinburgh." [Part II]. In: Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. XXXVIII, Part III, for the Session 1895-1896; with: Vol. XXXIX, Part I, for the Session 1896-1897.
Edinburgh: Robert Grant & Son, 1896, 1898. 1896 
Two volumes. 319 x 250 mm. 4to. Pages 681-755; 63-207. [Both issues: [ii], 509-764; [ii], 255 pp.] 36 tables, 3 2-color lithographic plates; 43 tables, 4 2-color lithographic plates. Blind-stamped maroon cloth, gilt spine; rubbed, spines faded, head of spine of Vol. XXXVIII lightly frayed, corners bumped. Ex library ms. spine labels, blind stamps of the Carnegie Institution of Washington Solar Observatory. Very good. FIRST EDITION. Mossman's study is based on manuscript registers for Edinburgh owned by the Councils of the Scottish Meteorological Society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Meteorological Society which recorded daily observations from 1847 to 1886. The second part contains an extensive catalogue of remarkable atmospheric phenomena for the period and tables on barometric pressure, temperature observations, rainfall, wind, and sunshine from the 1730s to the 1890s. First Edition. 
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10 SMITH, Maynard E. The use and misuse of the atmosphere.
[Upton, New York]: Brookhaven National Laboratory..., (1963). 1963 
Brookhaven Lecture Series, No. 24, BNL 784 (T-298) (Meteorology - TID-4500, 19th ed.). 270 x 215 mm. 4to. iii, 15 pp. 34 figs., 2 tables. Printed wrappers. Fine. 
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11 VDOVYKIN, Gennadi? Petrovich. Almazy v meteoritakh.
Moskva: Nauka, 1970. 1970 Signed
Series: Nauchno-populiarnaia seriia. 21 cm. 124, [3] pp. Illus. Original printed wrappers. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO STANLEY MILLER, “With best regards”. Very good. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO STANLEY MILLER Vdovykin is the leading Russian expert on meteorites and exobiology or astrobiology. He has shown that meteors contain carbon and diamonds. This particular work appears to have not been translated into English. Vdovykin worked at the V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Academy of Science, Moscow, USSR. Stanley Lloyd Miller (1930 - 2007) was a brilliant American chemist and biologist known for his studies into the origin of life, particularly the Miller-Urey experiment which demonstrated that organic compounds can be created by fairly simple physical processes from inorganic substances. The experiment used conditions then thought to provide an approximate representation of those present on the primordial Earth. Locations: UCLA, UCB, UC-NRLF, UT-Austin, University of Chicago, Alaska State Library, Library of Congress, Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University of Maryland Libraries. See: Gerald Joseph Home McCall, ?A. J. Bowden, ?Richard John Howarth, The History of Meteoritics and Key Meteorite Collections, 2006; Vdovykin, G. P., Kraevedenie IUzhnogo Urala, Moskva: Kompaniia Sputnik, 2002. 
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