Dialogo ... sopra la generatione de venti, baleni, tuoni, fulgori, fiumi, laghi, valli, & montagne


Camillo Agrippa
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Agrippa (1535-89), a native of Milan, was a mathematician, engineer, and writer on military science and navigation. He is particulary famous for having found means to move the obelisk at the Piazza di San Pietro in Rome in 1583. This work, the first edition of one of the great rarities of the meteorogical literature of the sixteenth century, includes commentary on winds, the origin of sounds, thunder, rivers, valleys and mountains.