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[Title page of Meteorological register for the years 1822, 1823, 1824 & 1825]

Contributor(s):
National Library of Medicine (U.S.), publisher.
Publication:
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, [2017]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Periodicals as Topic
Meteorological Concepts
Genre(s):
Pictorial Works
Abstract:
Title page of Meteorological register for the years 1822, 1823, 1824 & 1825. Image caption on page 12 of the book US National Library of Medicine: "The Meteorological Register for the Years 1822-1825 was prepared by Surgeon General Joseph Lovell. He recognized that there was a unique opportunity in the United States to examine and record the impact of population growth, agriculture, and deforestation on the environment, an opportunity that did not exist in Europe because the spread of civilization there had taken place over millennia rather than over the course of a few decades, as was happening in early 19th century North America. As Lovell stated, he prepared his tables 'in the form that appears best calculated for reference, in order to preserve the facts thus collected.' Lovell proposed that observations should be made for eight or ten years, 'in order to ascertain what changes, if any, have taken place, either in the mean temperature, the range of the thermometer, the course of the winds, or the weather' after settlement of the country."
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Related Title(s):
US National Library of Medicine
Is part of: Meteorological register for the years 1822, 1823, 1824 & 1825; See related catalog record: 60721380R
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Technique:
black and white
NLM Unique ID:
101706693 (See catalog record)
Contributor(s):
National Library of Medicine (U.S.), publisher.
Publication:
Bethesda, MD : U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Health & Human Services, [2017]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Still image
Subject(s):
Periodicals as Topic
Meteorological Concepts
Genre(s):
Pictorial Works
Abstract:
Title page of Meteorological register for the years 1822, 1823, 1824 & 1825. Image caption on page 12 of the book US National Library of Medicine: "The Meteorological Register for the Years 1822-1825 was prepared by Surgeon General Joseph Lovell. He recognized that there was a unique opportunity in the United States to examine and record the impact of population growth, agriculture, and deforestation on the environment, an opportunity that did not exist in Europe because the spread of civilization there had taken place over millennia rather than over the course of a few decades, as was happening in early 19th century North America. As Lovell stated, he prepared his tables 'in the form that appears best calculated for reference, in order to preserve the facts thus collected.' Lovell proposed that observations should be made for eight or ten years, 'in order to ascertain what changes, if any, have taken place, either in the mean temperature, the range of the thermometer, the course of the winds, or the weather' after settlement of the country."
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Related Title(s):
US National Library of Medicine
Is part of: Meteorological register for the years 1822, 1823, 1824 & 1825; See related catalog record: 60721380R
Extent:
1 online resource (1 image)
Technique:
black and white
NLM Unique ID:
101706693 (See catalog record)