イギリス啓豪主義時代の気象と天候<br>British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

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イギリス啓豪主義時代の気象と天候
British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 284 p./サイズ 20 halftones
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780226302058
  • DDC分類 551.5094109033

基本説明

New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2007. Counters the claim that Enlightenment progress set humans against nature, instead revealing that intellectuals of the age drew characteristically modern conclusions about the inextricability of nature and culture.

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Enlightenment inquiries into weather sought to impose order on a force that had the power to alter human life and social conditions. "British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment" reveals how a new sense of the national climate emerged in the eighteenth century from the systematic recording of the weather, and how it was deployed in discussions of the health and welfare of the population. Enlightened intellectuals hailed climate's role in the development of civilization but acknowledged that human existence depended on natural forces that would never submit to rational control. Reconsidering the Enlightenment through ideas, beliefs, and practices concerning the weather, Jan Golinski aims to reshape our understanding of the movement and its legacy for modern environmental thinking. With its combination of cultural history and the history of science, "British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment" counters the claim that Enlightenment progress set humans against nature, instead revealing that intellectuals of the age drew characteristically modern conclusions about the inextricability of nature and culture.

Table of Contents

        List of Illustrations                      ix
Preface xi
Introduction: Weather and Enlightenment 1 (12)
Experiencing the Weather in 1703: 13 (28)
Observation and Feelings
The ``Exquisite Atmography'' and Its
Author
The Atmosphere and the Earth
Clouds in the Head
Public Weather and the Culture of 41 (36)
Enlightenment
The Great Storm in Public Debate
Providence and the British, Climate
Conversation and Weather Lore
Recording and Forecasting 77 (31)
The Discipline of the Diary
The Calendar and the Seasons
Forecasting by the Heavens
Barometers of Enlightenment 108(29)
The Genealogy of Weather Instruments
The Instrument Trade and Consumers
Interpreting the ``Oraculous Glasses''
Sensibility and Climatic Pathology 137(33)
The Hippocratic Revival
Aerial Sensitivity and Social Change
The Politics of Atmospheric Reform
Climate and Civilization 170(33)
The Enlightenment Debate on Climate
Medicine and the Colonial Situation
America: Climate and Destiny
Conclusion: The Science of Weather 203(14)
Notes 217(24)
Bibliography 241(28)
Index 269