An attempt to develop the law of storms by means of facts : arranged according to place and time; and hence to point out a cause for the variable winds, with the view to practical use in navigation. Illustrated by charts and wood cuts


Sir William Reid
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First edition of an important book which laid down those broad and general rules which are known as the "law of storms." The announcement of this law was received with great interest by the scientific world; the book went through many editions and has been translated into many languages, including Chinese. Reid (1791-1858) became interested in storms while residing in Barbados and experiencing numerous hurricanes.