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The Resource The Complete Weather Guide : A Collection of Practical Observations for Prognosticating the Weather, Drawn from Plants, Animals, Inanimate Bodies, and Also by Means of Philosophical Instruments, Joseph Taylor

The Complete Weather Guide : A Collection of Practical Observations for Prognosticating the Weather, Drawn from Plants, Animals, Inanimate Bodies, and Also by Means of Philosophical Instruments, Joseph Taylor

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The Complete Weather Guide : A Collection of Practical Observations for Prognosticating the Weather, Drawn from Plants, Animals, Inanimate Bodies, and Also by Means of Philosophical Instruments
Title
The Complete Weather Guide
Title remainder
A Collection of Practical Observations for Prognosticating the Weather, Drawn from Plants, Animals, Inanimate Bodies, and Also by Means of Philosophical Instruments
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Taylor
Title variation
Shepherd of Banbury's rules, explained on philosophical principles
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Language
eng
Summary
Early nineteenth-century farmers often sowed their crops on an arbitrarily chosen day every year. Impatient with this practice, naturalist Joseph Taylor (c.1761{u2013}1844) presents an alternative method in this work, which first appeared in 1812. He argues that by studying the atmosphere, the behaviour of animals and the condition of local flora, a farmer can not only determine the optimal time for sowing, but also forecast the weather. Including the Shepherd of Banbury's famous rules for judging changes in the weather, alongside remarks on the quality of this wisdom, Taylor's book also draws on a wealth of wider countryside knowledge. He observes, for example, that the flowering of primroses and lettuce occurs at such precise times as to be useful for botanical clocks, while the proximity of bees to their hives and the agitation of dogs suggest oncoming weather conditions
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1761 or 1762-1844.
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Taylor, Joseph
Dewey number
551.591
Index
index present
LC call number
QC995
LC item number
.T35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Claridge, John
Series statement
Cambridge Library collection. Earth sciences
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Weather forecasting
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The Complete Weather Guide : A Collection of Practical Observations for Prognosticating the Weather, Drawn from Plants, Animals, Inanimate Bodies, and Also by Means of Philosophical Instruments, Joseph Taylor
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  • "This edition first published 1812. This digitally printed version 2013"--Title page verso
  • Facsimile reproduction of: The complete weather guide / by Joseph Taylor. London : Printed for John Harding, 1812
  • Shepherd of Banbury, pseudonym of John Claridge
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107323841
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108065313
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Complete Weather Guide : A Collection of Practical Observations for Prognosticating the Weather, Drawn from Plants, Animals, Inanimate Bodies, and Also by Means of Philosophical Instruments, Joseph Taylor
Publication
Note
  • "This edition first published 1812. This digitally printed version 2013"--Title page verso
  • Facsimile reproduction of: The complete weather guide / by Joseph Taylor. London : Printed for John Harding, 1812
  • Shepherd of Banbury, pseudonym of John Claridge
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781107323841
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 160 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108065313
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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