By W. E. Knowles Middleton
This historical past of the thermometer contains controversy approximately its invention, the tale of alternative scales, Fahrenheit and centigrade, and the historical past of the sluggish clinical then renowned figuring out of the concept that of temperature. no longer till 1800 did humans drawn to thermometers start to see basically what they have been measuring, and the impetus for bettering thermometry got here principally from research of the weather―the liquid-in-glass thermometer grew to become the meteorologist's device earlier than that of the chemist or physicist. this wonderful introductory examine follows the improvement of indicating and recording thermometers until eventually contemporary instances, emphasizing meteorological applications.
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