Essays on Modification of the Clouds and the Language of Clouds

Luke Howard, FRS and Ernst Lehrs



In 1832, Luke Howard taught the Western World how to distinguish one cloud from another, giving them names and moving us all a bit further toward the science of Meteorology. Goethe recognized his genius and dedicated a poem to him. Ernst Lehrs refers to him as a “true reader of the book of Nature.”

Both Howard’s and Lehr’s essays are invaluable resources for teachers of elementary meteorology. A teacher who can convey Howard’s way of seeing clouds to the students will have given them a living approach to the world of nature. No small thing, that.

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