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Author: Parker, Gustavus.
Title: An account of a portable barometer, with reasons and rules for the use of it how to weigh the air, measure its height, and foretell all the alteration of weather, the constitution of the atmosphere, and how the effluvia keep off the airs gravitation : with a new account and experiments, how rain, snow, winds, frost, thunder, lightning, hurricans and tornados are produced, and an inquiry, whether the planetary beams or influence can cause an alteration of weather, to be foretold by them : with a sensible demonstration of their influences and the insufficiency of all hygroscopes, thermometers, and other inventions, to discover the alterations of weather by : and lastly, rules and experiments for the certain knowledge of all the alterations of weather, both in quantity and quality / by Gust. Parker, Med.
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: An account of a portable barometer, with reasons and rules for the use of it how to weigh the air, measure its height, and foretell all the alteration of weather, the constitution of the atmosphere, and how the effluvia keep off the airs gravitation : with a new account and experiments, how rain, snow, winds, frost, thunder, lightning, hurricans and tornados are produced, and an inquiry, whether the planetary beams or influence can cause an alteration of weather, to be foretold by them : with a sensible demonstration of their influences and the insufficiency of all hygroscopes, thermometers, and other inventions, to discover the alterations of weather by : and lastly, rules and experiments for the certain knowledge of all the alterations of weather, both in quantity and quality / by Gust. Parker, Med.
Parker, Gustavus.

London: Printed for William Haws ...,  1699.
Notes:
Addenda ([4] p.) inserted between p. 102 and p. 103.
"The table or contents" on p. [1]-[2] at end.
Advertisement on p. [3] at end.
Reproduction of original in Patent Office Library, London.
Subject terms:
Barometer -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A56139.0001.001

Contents
title page
THE Preface.
AN ACCOUNT OF A Portable Barometer.
CHAP. I. First what the Portable Baro∣meter is, the Constitution of the Atmosphere, and how the Effluvia keep off the Airs Gravitation, and are the cause of the variation of its weight.
CHAP. II. How Rain and Snow are Generated and Produced, and why they make a Cylinder of Air lighter, and yet any other particular parcel of Air much heavier.
Experiments in weighing the Air.
CHAP. III. How Winds, Storms, Tempests, Hurri∣canes and Tornados are produced?
CHAP. IV. That violent Tempests, Hurricanes, or Tornadoes, &c. seldom happen in cold Countries, Winter-seasons, Large Plains or great Seas.
CHAP. V. That they are easily foretold, because they produce the greatest variation in the weight of the Air.
CHAP. VI. What Frost and Thunder is? A conjecture at their Causes ond Production.
CHAP. VII. That there never is no settled Frost to hold, when the Air continues to weigh 2020 or more, nor never no Thunder when it weighs but 1980, or less.
CHAP. VIII. That tho a Cylinder of Air weighs much less in wet or windyweather, than it does in dry weather, yet in a settled frost, tho the Air appears never so clear and dry, it weighs much lighter than at any other time.
CHAP. IX. Whether the planetary Beams or influences can cause an alteration of weather, to be foretold by them.
CHAP. X. That it is impossible by any Hygroscope, Thermometer or other Invention to know the true state of the Air.
CHAP. XI. The use of the Portable Barometer, how to weigh the Air, Measure its Height, and foretell all the alterations of wea∣ther.
CHAP. XII. Rules for the more certain knowledge of all the alterations of weather, both in quantity and quality.
ADDENDA.
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THE Table or Contents.
Books Printed for W. Hawes, at the Rose in Ludgate-street.