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text 2018-03-04 17:14
Reading progress update: I've read 330 out of 416 pages.
The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future - Peter Moore

The political backlash against FitRoy continued after his death and forecasts and storm warnings were halted. Calls for their restoration started almost immediately but it was another 13 years before daily newspaper weather maps appeared.

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text 2018-03-03 11:09
Reading progress update: I've read 304 out of 416 pages.
The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future - Peter Moore

When treating of FitzRoy's death, the author seems unaware that bouts of depression were a feature earlier in FitsRoy's life, too.

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text 2018-02-27 18:00
Reading progress update: I've read 266 out of 416 pages.
The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future - Peter Moore

Glaisher passes out from oxygen starvation on a balloon ascent to approx. 7 miles' altitude. The gas release valve becomes tangled and the pilot climbs up to release it. Having done so he almost passes out back in the basket and manages to release the valve by pulling the cord with his teeth, thus saving their lives.

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text 2018-02-22 00:55
Reading progress update: I've read 255 out of 416 pages.
The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future - Peter Moore

FitzRoy creates the first storm warning system and flips his lid when Origin of Species is published. Meanwhile, balloons are starting to be used for atmospheric research.

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text 2018-02-17 23:42
Reading progress update: I've read 199 out of 416 pages.
The Weather Experiment: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future - Peter Moore Glaisher shakes up meteorology by founding the Meteorological Society, standardising instrumentation and reporting, creating the first newspaper weather reports and producing the first synoptic charts of recent weather.
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