[meteorite-list] Book hint: William Fulke: Meteors

From: Martin Altmann <altmann_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 12:57:43 +0100
Message-ID: <000601cbb962$6c60d510$45227f30$_at_de>

Hello there,

I shortly wanted to tell, in the course of the bolide-thread,
that there are affordable copies of a new reprint of William Fulke's
"Meteors" available on amazon:

William Fulke:
Or a plain description of all kinds of meteors, as well fiery and ayrie, as
watry and earthy: briefly manifesting the causes of all blazing stars,
shooting stars, flames in the aire, thunder, lightning, earthquakes, rain,
dew, snow, clouds, springs, stones, and metals

William Fulke (1538 - 1589) was a puritan divine, and it is relatively
uncommon for those times, that such a scientific treatise is written not in
Latin, but in popular speech.
Maybe also interesting to see, how he transferred the Aristotelian
terminology into English.
Anyway - for the meteorite collector and the meteor observer it could be a
good read, to see where their field originated, with the advantage of not
having to know Latin.

Costs 17$


Received on Fri 21 Jan 2011 06:57:43 AM PST

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