Novae tabulae barometri aestusque maris


Giuseppe Toaldo
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Toaldo (1719-98), celebrated Italian physicist and professor of astronomy, geography, and meteorology at the University of Padua, was the author of a number of important memoirs on meteorology, lightning, and electricity. he held strong Franklinian views and was the first to introduce the lightning rod in the Venetian states. This rare meteorological work gives information on tides as well as the influence of the moon on weather.