Eighteenth-Century Climate of Jamaica Derived from the Journals of Thomas Thistlewood, 1750-1786

Eighteenth-Century Climate of Jamaica Derived from the Journals of Thomas Thistlewood, 1750-1786

by Michael Chenoweth, Thomas Thistlewood

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Eighteenth-Century Climate of Jamaica Derived from the Journals of Thomas Thistlewood, 1750-1786 by Michael Chenoweth, Thomas Thistlewood

Chenoweth is a climatologist specializing in historical weather data in the era before official government weather networks were organized. Here he examines the weather-related information in the journals of Thomas Thistlewood, a British immigrant to Jamaica, who owned a small plantation and was recognized as one of the landed and educated establishment on the island. The weather records found in his journals provide the first detailed picture of 18th-century Caribbean climate. Coverage includes methods in historical climatology, detailed analysis of Thistlewood's weather records, a comparison of 18th-and 20th-century climate, and discussion of hurricanes and tropical storms. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13: 9780871699329
Publisher: American Philosophical Society
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Series: Transactions of the American Philosophic
Pages: 153

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